Born in Berkeley, Calif., to a mother of Peruvian/Chinese ancestry and a father of Lithuanian/Jewish descent, the pianist and composer Gabriela Lena Frank has always placed identity at the center of her music.
Steven Stucky was a great composer. He was also an indefatigable educator and champion of new music. We will miss him dearly. The following is an interview he granted us for our inaugural issue, about the business and craft of composing.
Focusing on songs collected by folklorist and field recording pioneer Alan Lomax, The Lomax Project brings together some of North America’s most distinctive and creative roots musicians to revive, recycle and re-imagine traditional music.
Along with a busy calendar of performances from Abu Dhabi to Iceland, Decoda also manages to find time to develop innovative projects that impact those at the margins of society – performing in schools, homeless shelters and also prisons.