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.
Category: Artist Features
Balla Kouyaté might be the only person in the world who can trace his musical heritage back to a 13th-century ancestor. Now, this master of the balafon demonstrates the ancient instrument and its construction.
What’s the connection between J.S. Bach and John Coltrane? And what if these composers were to meet? The evening-length work “Passion for Bach and Coltrane” explores these questions. Here, the creators of “Passion” tell us how.