Harrison Birtwistle — British Composer born on July 15, 1934,

Sir Harrison Birtwistle is a British composer... (wikipedia)

I don't have ideas so much as there are things which constantly evolve... there are various threads or layers, if you like, which change.
It's the irrational things that interest me.
My attitude to writing is like when you do wallpapering, you remember where all the little bits are that don't meet. And then your friends say: It's terrific!
I'm not a music lover in the sense that I look for something to have on. I've never had that attitude to music.
I didn't have a record player.