"My approach to composition has been, and continues to be, predominantly intuitive in nature. Invariably, I experience the conceptualization and ultimate realization of my music as a nonlinear and rather mysterious process. I like to think of composing as a continual journey toward self-discovery. I am not nearly as interested in a purely cerebral approach that ignores or obscures the emotional impulses that, in my view, are the genesis of successful art.

David Crumb