"A stubborn dualism has persisted in classical music between its traditional roots and its contemporary expressions. Like the printed book, classical music hasn’t changed much in its basic
form but unlike the book, there has not been anything like the experimentation or evolution of the art form’s substance. The telling of a story with classical music still gets pushed out into
performative mediums like opera, film and live art and yet there is so much that can be said by the instruments themselves. That is, if the right composer comes along. Pianist Aksuna tells a
story that spans a young life still being lived, complete with the growth, reflections, passions and shocks that change, but never end..."