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 efforts.

A few examples:

I want the music more traumatised.

The string section without the basses is a plasmatic living cluster.

You have to become a little dirty about the fingerboard there.

More grease in the pianissimo.