Untitled's program note was kept short—just two sentences—at its premiere. This was to avoid revealing characteristics of the music so that the audience would have next to no expectations before their listening. The piece going untitled is an homage to 20th century painters, e.g. Cy Twombly, Pablo Picasso, and Jean-Michel Basquiat among others, who all have works that went on to be known as "Untitled." "What good does it do, after all," Picasso stated, "to impart explanations?"
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