Artist Delegation to Cuba: American Composers Forum at the Havana Contemporary Music Festival

After some time to reflect, I just want to say that my trip to Cuba with the American Composers Forum was one of the most fun and insightful, fulfilling and gnarliest experiences I’ve had as a composer and musician. It was an honor and a privilege to have been given this opportunity and I am so grateful to have met and worked with the members of Ensemble Third Sound (Thank you to Sooyun Kim, Michael Nicolas, and Karen Kim!) as well as the other fantastic composers and the ever-supportive patrons. I loved the late-nights, the warm conversation, and the even warmer weather. And most of all, my thanks to the hospitality and the generosity of the country that is Cuba and the city that is Havana—you’re crazy, I like you.


NPR’s Anastasia Tsioulcas writes an account of the Third Sound concert which saw the premiere of my piece Inexpressible v. 2 !

I CARE IF YOU LISTEN contributing editors Larry and Arlene Dunn give their experience of the concert and the trip!