Surreptitiously in the Mirror

Gratifyingly overheard in the dining room of the Fairmont Hotel in Winnipeg, where I’ve come to give the keynote address for the Winnipeg Symphony’s Canadian New Music Network conference:

“Kyle Gann’s a good choice. He’s in touch with the younger generation, and doesn’t just talk about the same old famous composers.”

UPDATE: I should maybe point out that the object of advertising this wasn’t just to make you think I’m cool, but to suggest that a lot of people are tired of talking about “the same old famous composers.”