The great composer Edgar Varese (1883- 1965) from his 1939 manifesto The Liberation of Sound :
" Composers, like everyone else today, are delighted
to use the many gadgets continually put on the market
for our daily comfort. No matter how original, how
different a composer may seem, he has only grafted
a little bit of himself on the old plant. But this he should
be allowed to do without being accused of wanting to
kill the plant. He only wants to produce a new flower.
It does not matter if at first it seems to some people
more like a cactus than a rose."
Varese compares new musical structures
with crystal formation:
"The crystal is characterized by both a definite external form
and a definite internal structure. The internal structure is based
on the unit of crystal which is the smallest grouping of the atoms
that has the order and composition of the substance.
The extension of the unit into space forms the whole crystal.
But in spite of the relatively limited variety of internal structures,
the external forms of crystals are limitless."