While drawing on Hemingway’s ‘The Old Man And The Sea’ for work with Robert Wilson, composer Paola Prestini talks with #MusicForWriters about her new album, ‘Labyrinth,’ based in part on writings of Anaïs Nin: “The one thing I have is persistence.”
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In the ebb and flow of her newly recorded music-theater work, the Italian-born American composer finds those “energies colliding” that inspire her to map her “internal geography.” With support from Q2 Music, #MusicForWriters talks with Paola Prestini about her influences — Mediterranean and otherwise.
With the release of “Something of Life,” former Kronos Quartet cellist Jeffrey Zeigler steps into his new career as a solo artist and producer. The sheer bravura and difficulty of this material — “I could barely move my arm” — make it a perfect example of Music for Writers.