I have learned throughout my life as a composer chiefly through my mistakes and false assumptions, not by my exposure to founts of wisdom and knowledge. – Igor Stravinsky
Igor Stravinsky almost got lynched by audiences when his symphonic works were premiered, they were so good.
I have seen these shades of green-gold while meditating, and I sense these visuals have something to do with fertility and creative inspiration, so I use them here. Igor’s jacket bears the same pattern that appeared on actual
Rite of Spring dancers’ costumes. The dancers were his instruments too, you know, along with the orchestra.
A successful artist can turn fans’ anger into disappointment, which is always easier to shovel.