"... alas Rome Opera insistent on a few summit meetings. It seems Twombly (smart lad) doesn't show up unless.... "Will Morty be there?" So, I'll be there. Now to get hold of the Fl. player... Didn't like her on the phone. Oi!! Can I smell trouble just from a 'Hello'. Also spoke to Tillbury. While I would like him to come, I was guarded and said you will write Allied [?] if we agreed that it was possible... I also told him I was interested in Cage's masterpiece (that only he and David T. only played – 4 books – 40 min) Music of Changes and not much else and also he had to play with the group. He is marvelous... I also spoke to Birtwistle... I also asked him to write a piece for Martha & Jan [DeGaetani?] (her lines are lyrical, dig?). No reaction when I said $750. I throw in Xenakis did it for that and it's very affective... "
"Influenced by abstract painting, [Feldman's] music often employs alternative notational and organizational systems that contribute to a compositional style centred on gestural, timbral and non-metric relationships." Steven Johnson in Grove Music Online.
"Born in France, raised in New York and Mexico City, Levine Packer worked with Lukas Foss and was co-director with Morton Feldman of the renowned contemporary music group in Buffalo, New York, and a director of the Contemporary Music Festival at the California Institute of the Arts. She was Director of the Inter-Arts program at the National Endowment for the Arts, the producer of Steve Reich and Beryl Korot's multimedia opera The Cave, and a dean at the Maryland Institute College of Art." Oxford University Press online.