ONE of my favorite discussions of the new world of the arts and culture — the economic, technological, sociological changes I describe in my book — comes in this conversation I had with an editor at the new 21st C Musician site. (I’ve written several pieces for the site on the transformation of classical music.)
Considering both the human costs and the unintended consequences for America, culture writer and 21CM contributor Scott Timberg’s new book, Culture Crash: The Killing of the Creative Class, explores the very real repercussions for society if the people who create and support culture cannot stay in the middle class. Published by Yale University Press, the book has received superlative reviews from national publications including The Wall Street Journal, Times of London and New Republic. Culture Crash clearly speaks to the core of the 21CM readership and its experiences, and we wanted to know more.
Here‘s the Q&A.