5.5 Questions for Charles Curtis

Charles Curtis

What led you to the kind of music you play?

I grew up as a straight-ahead classical cellist, with the twist that my older brother, as a composer, was very into what we thought of as the avant-garde, ca. 1975 – that meant Cage, Berio, Stockhausen, Crumb – mostly music I am not so interested in any more. We got the records out of the local library – Gesang der Juenglinge, Indeterminacy – and marveled at the weirdness.…