My first week at @queerarts! Lots of meetings, lots of (grant)writing, lots of emails, and lots of learning. But I’m excited and super grateful for the support and generosity of @sdholman, the fabulousness of QAF staff Lalia, Mirim, and Ben, and to my proximity to @paulwongprojects — who is a whirlwind of ideas and inspiration, whenever he sets foot in the room.
Toward The Sea by Takemitsu has to be one of my favourite works for flute and guitar: murky, moody, Debussean (that’s a legit word, right?). Adrian Verdejo and I had the opportunity to record this piece for @vicorchestra’s online Global Soundscapes festival, which was just released — you’ll find the link in my profile. The festival also includes lots of fantastic performances, including a great set by @allegrachambero with @melody.courage!
What a weekend. As @queerarts wrapped up their 2021 festival, it was announced that I will step into the role of artistic director this fall, after the astounding 14-year tenure of @sdholman. I’ve been involved with Pride in Art and Queer Arts Festival events since 2006, so I’m no stranger to this family. But it still excites me beyond words to work with the artists, staff, board of directors, and volunteers who make this organization so provocative, groundbreaking, and of course queer! Congrats, SD — and fair warning, you and @racheliwaasa will be on my speed dial for the foreseeable future. Xoxo