Artist / Organizer Shanai Matteson interviews composer / director JG Everest about his ongoing Sound Gardens project and recent creation and research fellowship at the Akiing (Welcome Water Protectors Center) near Palisade, MN – where he composed a new large-scale sound + performance installation, and … Continue readingThis Mighty River: Connections to the Riverside Park Sound Garden and the Akiing Sugar Bush
A couple of years ago, I came across an article and this TEDx talk online about creativity and who has it and where it goes. George Land explains how the search for identifying “creative geniuses” in the general population led to further studies and larger … Continue readingCreativity
It’s 2019! I have so much to be thankful for, so many beautiful moments in 2018 – so much good work, so many big dreams came to fruition. And with so many great friends and artists to work with, I feel incredibly lucky and blessed – … Continue readingHappy New Year!
This past summer, Philadelphia-based composer Paul Giess was in Minnesota as part of a McKnight Visiting Composers Residency, administered through the American Composers Forum, and heard about and attended my Summer Sound Garden event at Silverwood Park in July. He initially emailed me to find … Continue readingConversation with composer Paul Giess