The magic of a historical castle, peace, friendly people, freedom, great food, nature: these are some of the very special ingredients I found at Civitella. The working process was fluid and the resonances in my studio (Don Giovanni) were very inspiring. There was no rush or any stress. Exploring the surroundings was part of my composing routine: the region is full of energy. The castle looks like a big vessel carrying sailors through an ocean of creativity, ideas and possibilities.
04/09/2020: 2020 Guggenheim Fellows