Paola Prestini is the co-founder and artistic director of National Sawdust as well as a composer who takes inspiration from otherworldly subject matter, from magicians to the Hubble Telescope. Here, Prestini reflects on her career and discusses current projects.
Author: Elizabeth Nonemaker
Elizabeth Nonemaker is a composer, writer and managing editor for 21CM.org. She writes about classical music for The Baltimore Sun and has worked for Children’s Radio Foundation and KPCC’s “The Frame.” As a composer, her work has earned her residencies at the MacDowell Colony and Helene Wurlitzer Foundation.
Every year I meet talented artists who are either unaware of the abundance of artist residency programs or who think they exist for the benefit of the already famous. But residencies are often untapped resources.