Questions+Artists: Bill Morrison

Questions+Artists: Bill Morrison

My expertise as Artistic Administrator at Musiqa lies in the field of… well, music. When it came time to interview an acclaimed director and filmmaker, I was stumped at how to approach an interview without even a modicum of film knowledge. I figured since I wouldn’t...
Questions + Artists: Karim Al-Zand

Questions + Artists: Karim Al-Zand

We had a few nagging questions for Karim Al-Zand, a member of Musiqa’s Artistic Board whose piece “Six Bagatelles” will be premiered at Traces of Blue. How does one become a composer? What is his piece going to be like, especially since it’s...
Inner Chamber Ep. 3: Improv Art and Guitar

Inner Chamber Ep. 3: Improv Art and Guitar

Although our Speed-Composing Challenges have resulted in two wild world premieres, for our latest episode of Inner Chamber, I sat down with not a composer, but an artist. It came to me in a flash of divine inspiration: ever since I met Geraldina for the first time to...
Questions + Artists: Geraldina Interiano Wise

Questions + Artists: Geraldina Interiano Wise

When I met Geraldina Interiano Wise for the first time at her studio just a few blocks from Musiqa’s Silver Street office, the first thing I noticed was her hands. They were constantly in motion — graceful, sweeping gestures and small, twitching movements. Her fingers...