The Quotations Of Leif Segerstam
A few years ago we worked with Leif Segerstam, a composer/conductor
from Finland. He had a remarkably creative way of using the English
language, and as usual, I started writing my favourite quotes in our music.
After a few days, I learned that several other members of the
orchestra were doing the same thing. This is a compilation of our
Unlike the collected quotations of another famous conductor, these
aren't just the fractured phrases of someone who speaks English as
a second language - we have before us a record of the creative mind
of a kaleidescopic flexator electrifically fluxating new meaning into
a tired old language.
- Could we have a relativity normal beginning?
- Take ``La Forza Del Destino'' and half it.
- I want the music more traumatised.
- Like an old time Western locomotive we can get the organity of the puffing.
- The kaleidescopic flexator on the podium --- the conductor.
- Keep an irony rhythm.
- You are still mauving.
- The string section without the basses is a plasmatic living cluster.
- Here you should have a little worm.
- A sort of indignated way of playing before the la minore explosion.
- You have to become a little dirty about the fingerboard there.
- Flutterzungen in the mind.
- Was this a conspiration to read my beat?
- Just play in your box until you come to the climax. . . so that we hear the clappering.
- . . . if you get music early in your brainal functions.
- The old quarter note becomes very freshly enough the new quarter note.
- You could take a speed of 33 metronome, or 22.
- A dividing 50 percent reaction tempo-wise.
- The quintuplet should be freshly and rudely the same as the triplet.
- I am in 76 of this here.
- Still together, conductified.
- Could I have something which is close to that which is underneath the pencil?
- The atmospheric things must have a millimetre to do with the speed.
- The winds can rehearse the length of the teedle-eedle-boom.
- Something is satelliting out of the control of the beated music.
- I have words for everything that can be expressed.
- Fenugrish five things
- I am fluxating in 8.
- It is a Valsefy.
- There is a slight worm to be executed very much together.
- It should be the emigrated Loch Ness. (to the basses)
- Please don't play sloppy dactyls that they don't know what it is.
- We do it Wiener Schule kind of poco apostrophe.
- Try to use this optical notation.
- How about talking about the spot where someone composes the registration number of his car.
- You haven't experienced it because nobody is doing it.
- Could we have a rude accord between First and Second Violins?
- You could allow if you have got long ears. . .
- . . . whatever bumble thing. . .
- . . . a small dog noise. . .
- . . . almost a gorilla sound. . .
- You don't need to count here. You won't get lost because at the end, I will turn and look at you stoppingly!
- Could I see lead being sacrificed on the paper?
- If you are not the leader you will be the first one.
- Dibble-Dibble. . . GUSTAV!!
- Keep the fermata of the rest interesting.
- Three centimetres of wavy lines, then you play the music.
- Somebody singing a far-fetched diagonals from Sibelius' Finlandia.
- Hypnotic and destiny-filled.
- It is very beautiful what you played, but you are forgetting one thing that makes it tomorrow too loud.
- Who would sacrifice a violin?
- You play whenever you get there.
- Tonnmeister, are you heavy enough in the Glockenbox?
- I always get very pounding sounds on the one there.
- At 7 o'clock we do the Klami piece and then my piece places.
- Two terracic slowing downs.
- . . . a comma in the Heaven.
- The gravity is on the beat composed.
- Listen to these gorilla players. (in reference to the Cello section)
- Is the Donnerblech organised in the strings now?
- You could really be princessy pochissimo.
- Wait for the Puccini bit in four and make like the Diva.
- . . . like an augmented ambulance siren.
- I'm still here doing things in this direction.
- Segerstam disease: gastronomical music.
- More grease in the pianissimo.
- The non-metric pulsator on the podium.
- It's a late threeness.
- There are misleadings. . .
- More like James Bond Goldfinger.
- You don't have to dirten your notation.
- It really sounds like some Tom and Jerry accompanimiento sounding.
- Use parabolic crescendi. . . they are more animalic.
- My left hand will look at you.
- We get a plankton plasmatic flimmer.
- Each individual is not together.
- We will enter in the right times, so the shortening is to the left.
- Native folkloric haemiolas that you should have in your Mahler bloods.
- I have to be the bumper to take all these colleagueual comments to the playing trumpets.
- Please compose the six rests that are missing.
- Could you technically program that for the next time playing?
- Quasi dim pencil, and feathers are for the wish here.
- I am very hacking because of the scales there.
- Don't make it sound as brutal as my left hand, please.
- You are still mouldering (to the percussion).
- There are people swallowing time.
- We still have a pleep.
- There is a confusion about.