HS: You’ve said here [points to WM’s aphoristic text: Chronicles Of An Absent Minded Tourist…] that “the musical composer always acts within the realm of dominion”…
WM: Of course, of course. It’s true. And even when I wrote pieces for many instruments it was [in order] to give the idea of not doing what one person tells you to do. So I made suggestions in the scores enabling people to do whatever they want to do and not my idea of music. In one piece, for example, I said that instead of playing a note you write a note and then play it! [laughs].