Nothing Harder than Simplicity

Thanks to Lawrence for this wonderful quote from Eric Hoffer (1902-1983):

In products of the human mind, simplicity marks the end of a process
of refining, while complexity marks a primitive stage. Michelangelo’s
definition of art as the purgation of superfluities suggests that the
creative effort consists largely in the elimination of that which
complicates and confuses a pattern.

Think of it as you’re listening to Brian Ferneyhough’s new opera at Lincoln Center this week.