Interviews


Chris Cerrone’s Opera, “Invisible Cities,” opens October 19

David Johnston

“Imagine yourself in LA’s historic Union Station, surrounded by passengers and passersby, wearing a state-of-the-art pair of Sennheiser wireless headphones, and experiencing a new opera…

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EtM Composer Spotlight Series: Robert Vuichard

David Johnston

2013-14 EtM Composer-in-Residence Robert Vuichard talks with EtM’s Hillary Jackson. ┬áInterviews with all of the 2013-14 resident composers will be posted on this blog in…

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“I Intend To Put The Audience Through An Auditory Roller Coaster:” An Interview with Theo Metz

David Johnston

    We come to the end of our 2012 Composer-in-Residence interview series with Theo Metz. Theo shares about his metal beginnings, collaborations with international…

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“A Raw, Powerful Expression of Humanity:” An Interview with Jeff Fairbanks

David Johnston

  2012-13 Composer-in-Residence Jeff Fairbanks chats about his musical background – listening to his father’s Jazz and Dixieland albums, singing in Gospel choirs, playing in…

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“An Amalgamation of Sounds Mixed with Personal Fantasy:” An Interview with Gabrielle Herbst

David Johnston

  2012-13 Composer-in-Residence Gabielle Herbst talks about her musical upbringing (including falling asleep to live gamelan orchestras in Bali as a child), compositional philosophy and…

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Electronics, Eavesdropping, and Writing for People : An Interview with Guy Barash

David Johnston

  2012-13 Composer-in-Residence Guy Barash chats about his music and the compositional process, collaborations with noted author Nick Flynn, his role as the contemporary music…

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Creator of International Strange Music Day: An Interview with Patrick Grant

David Johnston

  2012 Composer-in-Residence Patrick Grant recently chatted with us via email about his musical experiences and explorations in NYC since the mid-80s. As a prolific…

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It All Began with a Toy Piano: An Interview with Elizabeth Lim

David Johnston

  We continue our 2012-13 Composer-in-Residence e-chats with Elizabeth Lim. Elizabeth talks about how her musical journey began with a Christmas present, her compositional inspirations…

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“It’s Kind of Like Making a Stew or a Soup:” An Interview with Jeff Myers

David Johnston

  We’re excited to begin our 2012-13 Composer-in-Residence interview series. Over the several months, keep a lookout for these e-chats and get to know each…

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“When the Tape Runs Out:” An Interview with Ron Tucker

David Johnston

Our 2011-12 Composer-in-Residence interviews come to a close with Ron Tucker. In this last installment, Ron talks about his journey to NYC, the continual search…

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