Classical Doesn't Have To Mean Dead

June 4, 2017

Until fairly recently, contemporary classical meant a living musician playing music written by a long-dead composer. But there's a new generation of classically-trained composers who are what you could call "genre-resistant." Not fusion, not cross-over, just beyond genre.

Take William Brittelle—who's worked in classical, jazz, and punk rock—for example. He's a co-founder of New Amsterdam Records, the leading force in the indie-classical scene. And his own music crosses so many boundaries, it's hard to categorize.