Category: Artist Features
The classical canon may inspire us, but does it also limit our creativity? Greg Sandow looks to the visual art world for ideas on how to balance the rich past of classical music with its promising future.
Stanford Thompson was performing for a group of students when one raised his hand and asked, “Why should I care about Beethoven?” Thompson started questioning everything after that day.
It’s in the nature of composers to want to reshape sound, but how do we reshape what sound and music do for us as a community? This is a question that occupies composer Dan Visconti, and it started with a feeling of curiosity about how to make classical music a more communal experience, in the ways of jazz or folk music.