Quotes by Caroline Shaw
American violinist, singer and composer
Alive from: 1982-
Quotes 1 till 4 of 4.
'Partita' is a simple piece. Born of a love of surface and structure, of the human voice, of dancing and tired ligaments, of music, and of our basic desire to draw a line from one point to another.
Every day, you have to make three hours of music, just randomly improvising, and that's a great way to weed stuff out.
It was sort of an experiment to try to leave the violin. Can I be a real person without this thing? It was a big part of my identity.
There's a bit of a new guard of contemporary classical musicians in New York, and we play a lot of different kinds of music together. We do pop studio sessions, and we'll also play John Cage and more avant-garde work. We're developing a language of music that comes with a lot of different styles, different kinds of work.