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New Yorker Blog: Chris Thile "Stands Above" Most Composers of His Generation

  • Thursday, March 27, 2008
    New Yorker Blog: Chris Thile "Stands Above" Most Composers of His Generation

    Punch_bros_punch_lgChris Thile is the recipient of the "overwhelming admiration" of the New Yorker's Russell Platt, who writes in the magazine's "Goings On" blog that, despite Chris's not being "properly a classical musician ... [his] work is so wide-ranging and restlessly imaginative that he stands above most of the 'classical' composers that my generation has managed to produce."

    Platt cites the classical compositional influences heard on Thile's The Blind Leaving the Blind, the centerpiece of Chris and his fellow Punch Brothers' Nonesuch debut, Punch, and suggests its lyrics are reminiscent of Joni Mitchell's. He finds the other pieces on the album "no less enthralling in their ingenious whirl of influences (including Philip Glass and French chanson)."

    To read the complete entry, visit newyorker.com.

    Punch Brothers began the second leg of their US tour this week and make three stops in North Carolina this weekend. For tour information, click here.


    Punch_bros_punch_lgClick here to add the Punch CD plus free album MP3s, including the bonus download "Bailey," direct to your Shopping Cart for $16.

on March 27, 2008 - 7:30pm
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Punch_bros_punch_lgChris Thile is the recipient of the "overwhelming admiration" of the New Yorker's Russell Platt, who writes in the magazine's "Goings On" blog that, despite Chris's not being "properly a classical musician ... [his] work is so wide-ranging and restlessly imaginative that he stands above most of the 'classical' composers that my generation has managed to produce."

Platt cites the classical compositional influences heard on Thile's The Blind Leaving the Blind, the centerpiece of Chris and his fellow Punch Brothers' Nonesuch debut, Punch, and suggests its lyrics are reminiscent of Joni Mitchell's. He finds the other pieces on the album "no less enthralling in their ingenious whirl of influences (including Philip Glass and French chanson)."

To read the complete entry, visit newyorker.com.

Punch Brothers began the second leg of their US tour this week and make three stops in North Carolina this weekend. For tour information, click here.


Punch_bros_punch_lgClick here to add the Punch CD plus free album MP3s, including the bonus download "Bailey," direct to your Shopping Cart for $16.

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