Hit Refresh

CutTime is pro-active to hit the reset button on classical, and esp. symphony, to extend written music to places and people both inside and outside the arts bubbles. Starting with two ensembles of 4-8 musicians, lively covers and sexy, Detroit-flavored originals anchor the portable club classical series Classical Revolution Detroit. Connection starts by sacrificing the demands for silence and well-rehearsed playing. Professional events can be as simple as a sight-reading party with classical music. It’s not meant for veterans or critics, so they have no right to complain, and plenty of reason for this to grow. 

CutTime makes classical click for the first-timer with useful analogies, historic context and audience participation. CutTime performs the broadest range of events from relaxed community open jams (sight reading) in clubs, Classical Revolution Detroit event playing Brahms Clarinet Quintet 2011restaurants and homes, to polished concerts onstage in churches, schools and PACs. CutTime can pop up in any community, lending urgency to local leaders and artists. RAW classical methods turn outsiders into marginal insiders by sharing the processes of music-making and represents a different form of excellence.

By demystifying classical where people discover other music, by briefly letting go of control, by encouraging and being open to anyone, CutTime validates the community’s needs and then validates traditional concerts. The broadest public fully deserves access to its own legacy as humans, the public domain. Embracing the natural ironies, CutTime flips over the coin of understanding to embrace raw expression with refined expression, and vice versa. The past dances with the present on the way to a future the present can’t imagine. We call upon classical musicians to do more, to empathize and work more but easier to make our music both special AND common. We must prove the classical arts are a living practice that inspires adaptive modes of service. Americans deserve to ride the vehicle of classical music.

CutTime means to connect, to discover and to inspire our common humanity through classical music. CutTime means fun; where innovation grows naturally.

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