The final connections are made by the audience, and those are, in an important sense, out of the musicians’ power. “I think it’s like a web, where there are ways in which all of those pieces react to, respond to, and presage each other. And each listener is going to feel and hear something different. We can’t control what the listeners bring to it and what they go away with. All we can do is prepare something that works beautifully for us and hope that the listener comes with an open heart and an open ear and an open mind.”
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