Paola Prestini to Present Keynote at 10/8 INNOVATE. LEAD. MUSIC. Conference
August 30, 2016 In: Sound Bits
From the website of Composer Paola Prestini:
“I have dedicated the past fifteen years to collaborating, and I have learned that collaboration can be an arduous process, and it is the balance of respecting people’s ideas, how to let certain ideas go, (and how to know which ones you will not let go) that allows you not to compromise your artistic integrity. Collaboration is an art in and of itself that can only be learned by doing it, making the necessary mistakes. My role in the process is my love of bringing disparate voices together, and seeing what emerges from the synergy. I continue to evolve because I see how different people ingest these new experiences-their rawness to the experience often enlightening certain parts of the collaborative process that were not clear to me before. Each artist’s passion for their ideas reminds me that redefining the boundaries in collaboration is a lifelong process and is absolutely connected to the project at hand, and that even in the hardest collaborative processes, ones identity is not lost, only rediscovered and reaffirmed.”
Prestini is a Composer and the Creative Director of National Sawdust, a cutting-edge Brooklyn, NY performance venue. Prestini will give the keynote address at the October 8, 2016 INNOVATE. LEAD. MUSIC. conference, to be held at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. Click here to learn more about the one-day conference!