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At 80, Bard Professor Joan Tower Says Great Music Comes “in the Risks”

Photo: Lauren Lancaster for the New York Times
When the composer Joan Tower went to Bennington College to study music, her teachers told her she needed to compose something.

“So I wrote a piece,” she recalled recently, laughing, “and it was a disaster from beginning to end. I said, ‘I know I can do better than that.’ So I did that for the next 40 years, trying to create a piece that wasn’t a disaster.”

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Post Date: 11-09-2018