COMPOSER residency at THE VASILICOS NOW complete

May 29, 2024

Mary is now back home from her composer residency at The Vasilicos of Santorini, Greece (an elegant seven-suite boutique hotel perched on the magnificent Santorini Caldera) as part of The Vasilicos' “[To Build] A [Temporary] Home” ad hoc residency program!

While in residence in late May 2024, Mary took notes and conducted research for a new string quartet work using her sound-to-color synesthesia, inspired by the rainbow hues of the world-famous Santorini sunset as viewed from The Vasilicos’ Efta balcony. The new work is currently being composed, and will later be recorded in partnership with The Vasilicos, with a live premiere anticipated for the future.

Mary is the third artist-in-residence in the program, and the first composer in its history. Previous recipients of the residency include Felicia Simion (2022) and Saori Kuno (2013).

More information on The Vasilicos can be found on their official website, and more information on their ad hoc residency program can be found via the “[To Build] A [Temporary] Home” subpage.

THANK YOU so much to The Vasilicos for this incredible residency and collaboration, and to the entire Vasilicos team for their kindness and hospitality -- it was both an honor and a dream come true to participate in the “[To Build] A [Temporary] Home” program.

More updates on this project (including a residency travelogue and information on the new string quartet's composition and premiere) will be shared in the coming months. Until then, Σας ευχαριστώ!

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