Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Thomas Adès, head-on

"I used to look a little bit to the left and the right of the music and I would often come at the music from the side. Now I kind of try to attack it head on,” Thomas Adès, the much-lauded, 37-year-old English composer ("Powder Her Face," "Asyla," "The Tempest"), tells Lawrence A. Johnson in the South Florida Classical Review: