What other jobs might you be interested in if you weren’t so busy writing music? Stewart Wallace

Stewart Wallace
Photo by Steve Sherman

I’d make things with my hands like a sculptor or a painter. Things that I could touch. Things that would be done when I was done. Where the thing was the thing itself – not a roadmap to be interpreted, not dependent on the skills of the interpreter. Or maybe I’d be an architect. With building codes and zoning laws and construction workers and corporate patrons, this seems to me even more of a headache than being a composer writing an opera.

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