Composer residency at the vasilicos of santorini, greece; new string quartet work

( Photo Credit: Nikos Alexopoulos )


Composer Mary Bichner was honored to have been named artist-in-residence for 2024 by The Vasilicos, an elegant seven-suite boutique hotel perched on the magnificent Caldera of Santorini, Greece; as part of its “[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.

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