The aim of music is not to express feelings but to express music. It is not a vessel into which the composer distills his soul drop by drop, but a labyrinth with no beginning and no end, full of new paths to discover, where mystery remains eternal -Pierre Boulez
Ben Johnston delivers an autobiographical lecture describing his early music influences including Harry Partch as part of a symposium held at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro. He also discusses in detail his interest in microtonal music and in particular just intonation. He then answers questions posed by the audience.