"A Composer who hears sounds will try to find a notation for sounds. One who has ideas will find one that expresses his ideas, leaving their interpretation free, in confidence that his ideas have been accurately and concisely notated."
- Cornelius Cardew
"The score must govern the music. It must have
authority, and not merely be an arbitrary jumping-off point for
- Cornelius Cardew, Treatise Handbook, p.iv col 2 pp. 2
"In the case of Treatise a line or dot is certainly an
immediate orientation as much as the thread in the fog. "
- Cornelius Cardew, Treatise Handbook, p. iv col 1 pp. 1