…Zimmerman spoke to Feldman, apologizing for the schedule and structure of the Darmstadt courses, saying, “What I would really like would be to behave like a nomad, to roam freely.” He was sure he would have Morton Feldman’s full agreement. Instead, Feldman said, “My dear Walter Zimmermann, what you have just stated is pure German Romanticism. Let me remind you that nomads don’t roam. They just move their positions in order to seek better food for their sheep.
Nora Post “Survivor from Darmstadt,’ Symposium: Journal of the College Music Society (1985). (via jamestelfordmusic)