Few people would believe that there is anything new about antique music. The ratings show Minnesota Public Radio’s classical music service runs a pretty solid 20th, behind their own news stations and the alternative music service, The Current (but ahead of the overtly political talk stations). Isn’t this just a parade of long-dead white guys who wrote tunes you can’t dance to?
For a new generation of performers and listeners, there is nothing quite as exciting as very old music. Their energy and passion infused into the ancient has created a new creation that defies time and convention, opening up new worlds of possibility to those who are daring enough to give it a try. Newness is, as always, in the passion of the beholder.