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...
Introducing “Inner Chamber: A Musiqa Podcast”

Introducing “Inner Chamber: A Musiqa Podcast”

For Musiqa’s inaugural episode of our podcast, Inner Chamber, Artistic Administrator Emma Wine sits down with saxophonist Dan Gelok and composer Joel Love to chat about their most inspired and embarrassing musical moments, what it’s like for a composer to write for...