Anna Bulbrook ’00

anna-bulbrookClassically trained violinist Anna Bulbrook is the sole female member of The Airborne Toxic Event, a Los Angeles-based indie rock band that has been touted by Rolling Stone, performed with symphony orchestras, and appeared on national television shows hosted by David Letterman, Jay Leno, and Jimmy Kimmel. During an 18-month world tour, 30,000 fans watched Bulbrook in concert at Boston’s Government Center.

“Playing with Kanye West changed my perspective. Standing behind him on stage, looking out at 16,000 people who had come together to have a good time, I realized that entertainment is a huge public service. While I didn’t think I could write a song like Kanye, what he was doing on stage didn’t seem that hard to me. I thought, I’m no Kanye West, but I think I can do this.”

— from “Her Violin Plugged In,” by Erin Berg,
Milton Magazine, Fall 2009