Jon Chenette

1. How and when you first met Harry Roseman

On July 9, 2008, Harry emailed me to welcome me as Vassar’s new dean of faculty and to invite me to a summer installation of his work in Woodstock and a concert by Adrienne Elisha in conjunction with that installation. I moved to Poughkeepsie the day after the concert and missed the installation. I met Harry in person soon after my arrival in the late summer of 2008.

 

2. A statement about your work and/or a brief autobiographical statement.

My musical compositions often focus on relationships between people and the land, and they frequently involve collaboration. Most commonly the collaborators are performers, but I have also collaborated with writers, dancers, folk musicians, farmers, visual artists, and museums. After moving to Vassar, for instance, I completed a composition based on a 60-foot-long scroll painting by Santa Fe artist Signe Stuart.