Announcing the Inaugural Ridgewood Bushwick Composer-in-Residence

David Johnston


EtM Announces Acclaimed Composer Randall Woolf for Six Month Residency at Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Citizens Council

For the first round of EtM’s Ridgewood Bushwick Composer Residency, a panel of four composers and instrumentalists has chosen Randall Woolf as Composer-in-Residence. Randall will receive six months of free workspace at the Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Citizens Council plus a stipend of $2,500 and will present one public program for the community.

Randall Woolf’s music integrates other music, from  hiphop to blues to Romantic to psychedelia, creating a soulful, expressive and often mysterious blend, constantly shifting and surprising. He has collaborated with Maurice Sendak ( a ballet version of “Where The Wild Things Are”), filmmakers Mary Harron and John C. Walsh, choreographers Lar Lubovitch and Heidi Latsky, writers Valeria Vasilevski, Tongo Eisen-Martin, and Liza Jessie Peterson, and art-rock legend John Cale. He has worked with Cale as an arranger for 20 years, adding orchestral instruments to over 40 of his songs. His work has been performed by Kathleen Supové, Jennifer Choi, Timothy Fain, Mary Rowell, Ethel, conductor and flutist Ransom Wilson, Tara O’Connor, Lindsey Goodman, the Brooklyn Philharmonic, Kronos Quartet, TURNmusic, Fulcrum Point, Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, Sonic Generator, American Composers Orchestra, NakedEye Ensemble, and others. He also teaches private lessons in composition, counterpoint, harmony and orchestration. He is  a member of the Distinguished Mentors Council of Composers Composers Now.


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