Ari Picker sits back in an oversized brown upholstered chair, his thin fingers intertwined. He loves music. Any mention can launch him into a conversation: He talks about how he got his start. He talks about The Beatles. Then he talks about classical and symphonic music. Immediately, he sits up and leans forward, his blue eyes twinkling as his left leg bounces like a piston gone haywire. Classical music is Picker's gasoline.
"I love it. I guess that it is kind of boring for some people," he says, laughing, then glancing down. Without blinking, he continues, "I could listen to that kind of music forever, and I don't get bored."
Picker, 26, did get bored with pop music, which he played for the better part of a decade in The B-Sides and The Never. He could pick out the proper elements of a pop song without much deliberation, he says, so he tried composing classical music…