Our conductor talks about her composing method and how her Cuban roots helped her find her voice again:
“I went through a dry period from about 1987-97 when I was trying to write avant-garde music. I wrote some really experimental pieces, but the more I wrote in that style the more I realised that I had nothing to do with that, what I wanted to write had nothing to do with the European avant-garde or basically with Europeans. That’s when I started to go back to my Cuban roots.”
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