Friday, December 16, 2011

I’m telling you…

…if we all insist on YA first and that the subgenres are just playthings any author can use as the mood suits her, we could have something like this.

NPR classical music commentator Fred Child on a cluster of genre eschewing, classically trained musicians in Brooklyn:

“You know, this really points to the fact that these musicians don't draw distinctions anymore between what used to be very sharply delineated genres: classical, pop, rock, jazz, folk. It's just music to these musicians, and they draw on whatever feels right for the moment, whatever feels right for the piece.”

It is, dare I say it, positively utopian.