Monday, March 28, 2011

Arvo Pärt

"I think that all human achievement is like a lego. Everything can be supported by small components which have a common source material. When we go inside the material - stone, glass or a piece of wood - with an electron microscope, the deeper we go, magnifying a hundred-, a thousand-, a million times, then the more interesting the picture becomes. We see wonderful and fantastic landscapes. If we then magnify it even further, closer to the depths, there come unbelievable things. Then suddenly in front of us is an absolutely uniform commonality. This is the picture of the atom, which is common to all things. No matter what the material. Be it a stone or something else. We are at the boundary. Here there is no difference between architecture and music."

Source: Interview with Immo Mihkelson, 1998