I have had many a conversation about how the dividing lines among musical genres (and other arts disciplines) were “breaking down or blurring.”
So, as I was watching this video about a really swell festival taking place next month, “Sonic: Sounds of a New Century” by The American Composers Orchestra, I was quite struck by John Schaefer talking about the group of young composers (and I would add performers) for whom the dividing lines have simply disappeared.
Take a look at this terrific teaser video, and follow the link below it if you have an iPad, to download a very cool musical app, which will be featured prominently in the festival.
Read about and download Sonic Thicket iPad App: http://sonicfestival.org/node/208
Now, here’s one more really interesting piece to listen to, from Studio 360. It’s an interview with composer/performer Gabriel Kahane, primarily on how he surfs the genres, and by the way, he does it quite well, click here for The Two Worlds of Gabriel Kahane.