"Creativity in art. . . is freedom. The freedom of bending things most people see as a straight line.  Music is a personal past and its potential, summed up, sanctified and accessible to anybody who learns to listen to, feel, and understand it.  Music can connect us to our earlier selves and to our better selves-to-come.  It can remind us of where we fit on the timeline of parallel journeys, an ultimate value of art."