I would like to work with Pat [Leonard] in any capacity… He is such a magnificent composer. I don’t think there’s anybody working today with those kinds of skills, who could translate one of my tunes into that really beautiful chamber music. So yes, I hope we can come up with something orchestral with some spoken material — and I also, God willing, hope that perhaps that another record of songs also might emerge. But one never knows.
Statement made at Oct. 13, 2016 Leonard Cohen event for the release of his new album You Want It Darker. Source: Leonard Cohen Corrects Himself: ‘I Intend to Stick Around Until 120’ by Chris Willman (Billboard: Oct 14, 2016). Photo by Frank Micelotta/Sony Music Canada.