Alum Aaron Drake Lends '21st-Century Ear' to Score New Robin Williams Documentary

Friday, July 17, 2020

SONOMA INDEX-TRIBUNE -- Talking about music with Drake requires something more than a beginner’s primer. He rattles off terminology and muses about form with the dexterity of someone who is made—in one way or another—entirely of sound.

One particularly rigid Music professor at San Francisco State helped Drake realize he was destined to be a different kind of musician.

“He had this very conservative view about historical authenticity and how to play, say, Bach partitas, and my opinion is that these are masterworks because they speak to generations of people,” Drake said. “At the end of the day, we’re living in the 21st century. We have 21st-century ears and we’re in a different place. There’s not necessarily just one right interpretation.”