This week on SoundNotion, the panel is joined by powerhouse string quartet ETHEL’s newest member, violinist Tema Watstein. We discuss ETHEL’s Documerica project and the intimidation of composing when your first piece will be premiered by ETHEL.
- This week on SoundNotion, the panel is joined by powerhouse string quartet ETHEL‘s newest member, violinist Tema Watstein.
- She stopped by to discuss the BAMNext Wave Festival world premiere of ETHEL’s multi-media concert event, Documerica.
- Featuring commissioned works by Mary Ellen Childs, Ulysses Owens Jr., Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate, and James Kimo Williams, this evening-length concert piece combines new music and images from the Documerica Project funded by the Environmental Protection Agency from 1971-1977.
- We also discuss the stresses (such as fierce competition) faced by full-time composers. Friend of the show Rob Deemer chimes in, wondering the value of competition and what “full-time composer” means, anyway.