Channelling Inspiration

I’m not afraid to say yes, I can compose to order. I’m not afraid I will lack inspiration, or that my output will be just plain lousy. At the same time, I feel much less that I am actually the personal author of the work. I feel that I’m part of the process, I watch from afar, as it were, and see something like the satellite phone system, where I’m not originating a transmission, but it’s passing through me and I’m responsible for keeping its coherence and its intelligibility.
— Wendy Carlos