Sunday, October 05, 2008

Caleb Burhans

There's a great profile in today's NY Times about Caleb Burhans, one of these guys who makes me look like one who is hopelessly backwards and stuck in the past...maybe I just need to get out more.

Mr. Burhans proves that the future of music seems to be eclecticism. Orchestras, you've been warned!

I'm singing now again, but this guy does everything. He makes me want to take up the cello again, and dust off my lute:


nk said...

Thanks for the link, Andrew. His story is remarkable, in a sense, but what I find more interesting is how he seems to be more of an exemplar of a member of a new movement in younger musicians than an isolated anomaly.

Andrew W. said...

Hey, thanks for commenting! Did I say his story was remarkable? Because I actually think his story is incredibly unremarkable, mundane even.

Well, no, that's not true. But I think you're right, that this catholicisation (is that a word? It is now.) of musical tastes is quite common in some circles these days, although I have to admit, as you probably know, that I am only coming around to be one of them, if one could call me a musician at all...