Sting and Edin Karamazov

Rock musician Sting has a fervent love and curiosity for a wide variety of musical genres. He practices his craft playing Johann Sebastian Bach’s Cello Suites and he learned to play the lute when a friend gave him one as a gift. Sting was so haunted by the life and music of 16th century “alienated singer-songwriter” John Dowland that he finally heeded his friends’ urging and recorded some of Dowland’s lute songs. Suzanne spoke with Sting and lutenist Edin Karamazov about their collaboration on SONGS FROM THE LABYRINTH, which features Dowland’s lute solos, songs, and readings from one of the composer’s letters.