Want to hear some real busking? This is a video featuring IRIS Orchestra cellist Eric Stephenson and beatbox flute player Greg Pattillo which has been circulating YouTube like wildfire. The New York Times is planning a feature on Greg’s flute playing, which should prove to be very interesting.
Eric and Greg are great examples of classically trained musicians putting their creativity into overdrive and creating new and compelling music. These two musicians (along with bassist Peter Seymour) started a non-profit organization based in New York City dedicated to putting on performances and creating educational opportunities. These guys are truly a positive example of how musicians are extending and furthering the art of music performance.
Visit myspace.com/pattillostyle for more information on Greg’s flute playing. I’ll let people know when the piece in the New York Times comes out.