RTV sits down with Wayne Horvitz to discuss the program for his two concerts at Roulette, his process for developing a project on Richard Hugo, and why he makes music.
Composer, pianist, and keyboardist Wayne Horvitz is the leader of Sweeter Than the Day, Zony Mash, The 4 Plus 1 Ensemble, the Gravitas Quartet and co-founder of the New York Composer Orchestra. A prolific composer, he has been commissioned by the Seattle Chamber Players, the Icicle Creek Trio, Kronos, Meet The Composer, BAM and others. Collaborations include work with Paul Taylor, Gus Van Sant, Butch Morris, John Zorn and many others. He has produced CDs for Eddie Palmieri, Fontella Bass, Robin Holcomb and Bill Frisell among others. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the 2008 NEA American Masterpieces Award, the 2003, 2011, and 2014 Map Fund and the McKnight Visiting Composers Award.
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