Feb 23, 2020
In this final 'episode' of interviews curated by Seth Cluett, we get to meet Zosha Di Castri - a composer that seems to enjoy it all! Whether it is working with orchestra, string ensemble or small groups - or dance, or installation or architectural performance - Zosha seems to have a voice for it. She seamlessly mixes notated performance with improv, classical instruments with electronics, and a smattering of fixed media and voice throughout. She also embraces dynamic surprise - something we dive into during our discussion.
This was an interesting discussion because we spent a fair amount of time talking about how she 'imagined' her pieces into existence, and how she takes these imaginings and turns them into performable pieces. Part of her practice is solitary, but another part of it is deeply collaborative, and the work ends up being an extension of the performers that engage with it.
I hope that you'll take the opportunity to engage with it yourself; you can find a lot about her work at her website (http://www.zoshadicastri.com/), and by touring your favorite music streaming site. I found the music to be constantly surprising; the amount of drama that is wrapped in her work - along with that blending of technologies and techniques - make for a unique flavor of New Music.