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.