ACHF Arts Access
I would like to take a year to cut back on touring, cut back on commission projects and focus on creating my own new work. I need to focus on studio time, experiment with forms and methods, and research some new instrument concepts. My approach to composition is improvisational and new instruments are key to new musical discoveries for me. I would like to have a few new instrument concepts realized and a new performance piece through the fellowship. Throughout the fellowship period I would do a continuous evaluation. As I experiment with different forms and build-concepts, I will journal my progress- What ideas worked? Which didn't? What new or different ideas were spawned in search of something else? This process will also be applied to my compositional work as well. Musical improvisation doesn't come out of the air. You need to build a library of ideas and techniques that you can draw from when you play. At the end of the fellowship I should have 2 or 3 prototype instruments/devices that are used in the creation of a new performance work.
During the Fellowship, I produced numerous new works including 3 completely new instrument designs and also recorded new experimental material that I was able to release as an EP on a "flexi-disc" record.
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Artist Fellowship. Fellowship would be used to take a year to cut back on touring, cut back on commission projects and focus on creating my own new work.
Janeen Carey: vocalist, retired Hibbing Community College librarian and information media specialist; Adam Guggemos: graphic designer, art events promoter; Michelle Ronning: jewelry designer and maker; Tara Makinen: Executive Director of Itasca Orchestra and Strings, musician; Moira Villiard: visual artist; Jeanne Doty: Retired Associate Professor of Music at University of Minnesota-Duluth, pianist; Amber Burns: choreographer, dancer, actor, middle school art teacher; Margaret Holmes: visual artist, poet, former Children's Theatre employee; Tammy Mattonen: visual artist, co-founder of Crescendo Youth Orchestra; Quentin Stille: student liaison, College Music Director at KUMD.
Janeen Carey: vocalist, retired Hibbing Community College librarian and information media specialist; Keiko Williams: musician, grants administrator; Kristen Anderson: fiber artist, educator; Karissa Isaacs: Associate Curator at the Tweed Museum; Robert Repinski: printmaker, Professor of Fine Art at University of Minnesota-Duluth.