Interviews

Panic Bomber at New World Symphony's Pulse: A DJ-Meets-Orchestra Experiment

When one goes to the orchestra, one does not always bring one's dancing shoes. There's usually a bunch of sitting involved.

But every few months, the New World Symphony throws everything you know about classical music out the window and breaks out the lasers for a bit of high-brow, late-night fun.

Pulse is NWS' most innovative event series, pairing a DJ with its world-class musicians for a genre-bending evening unlike anything you've experienced. It's nothing new, but it was new to us as we set out to see how the Slap & Tickle crew's Panic Bomber (AKA Richard Haig) met the challenge.

It turns out, not only can your boy sing, he can compose for a full musical ensemble.

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Kat Bein is a freelance writer and has been described as this publication’s "senior millennial correspondent." She has an impressive, if unhealthy, knowledge of all things pop culture.