Reading excepts part I

From an article in the the New Yorker:

He begins with books and documents, YouTube videos and illuminated manuscripts. He meditates on the material, digesting its ironies, and appreciating its aesthetics. Meanwhile, he devises an emotional scheme for the piece-the journey on which he intends to lead his listener.
February 11 & 18, 2008, page 75

I read it. Stopped. I reread it it. Put the article down and figured that I needed to copy that down as it resonated with a process I use. Only, I’m not a musician.