An English dialogue between an interviewer and a classical musician.
A classical musician is telling about his creative work.
Interviewer: Is it true you’ve changed the direction of your music because you felt that you stuck out like a sore thumb in the classical musical world?
Musician: In part, yes because I found out that…
Interviewer: Sorry to butt in, but you are on record as saying that the people you were working with were often stuck-up, and that you were also getting fed up having to carry around a huge cumbersome double bass.
Musician: Yes all very true. ..although a lot of what you say is taken out of context. But apart from that, I felt there were other musicians who had cornered the classical market, and so I was persuaded by my producer to bring out something more down-to-earth.
Interviewer: If you don’t mind me saying, people have said it’s bland and that you have become the laughing stock of the classical world.
Musician: That’s their opinion.What is definitely true is that I’ve become more streetwise.You have to bear in mind that most people from my musical background haven’t got a clue about what’s going on in the world.They turn off the news when anything political comes up.Their lives are far too comfortable. I don’t want to be lulled into the same false sense of security. I hope you get the gist of what I’m saying… but I don’t want to come over as being pretentious.
Interviewer: Not at all, and thank you. I wish you all the best with your new CD.