Stop Teutsching Me

A blog about Raghav Kulkarni and other interesting subjects.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

New Generation

What the world needs now is new music for the recorder. And maybe some love. And a few rainbows.

Last night, I met Quartet New Generation at their concert in Hyde Park. Totally inspiring. I've been playing recorder since I was seven years old, and I've never seen anyone play recorder music like that before. That includes the times I was watching myself in the mirror. (Although I really enjoyed that, too.)

Can someone please explain to me why all of the young recorder composers of our generation are living in the Netherlands? The recorder is as versatile and dynamic as any modern orchestral instrument, and it deserves a comparable reputation. If you still need convincing, check out the music samples on the link above. Anyone stuck in the 16th century after that must be living in a cave. Quite literally.

So for those of you out there in Teutschland who have some creative inclination, how about some new music for the recorder? The old ladies who joined me at recorder camp when I was sixteen aren't going to be around forever. If you need me, I'll be working on my commission.


Blogger Emi D said...

The only person I know who plays the recorder is an older lady and she is quite possibly Dutch.

April 06, 2006 4:40 AM  
Blogger Teutsch said...

That was my point.

April 06, 2006 1:13 PM  

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