A great story from this past summer about the drive to create:
“When I was 18, my parents tell me you have to sleep eight hours every night,” he says. “And I said, ‘God, you know, if I sleep eight hours every night, I’m going to piss away one-third of my life just by sleeping.’ And life is too short. ”
In his waking hours, Schuller has composed nearly 200 pieces of music over the past seven decades. Schuller’s latest, called “Where The Word Ends,” was recently premiered by the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
Gunther Schuller: A Little Jazz, A Little Classical, Too Little Sleep : NPR Music