All I ever wanted in life was to create, grow and ask questions. I am still discovering new ways of perceiving our world and using that inspiration to make art. That the work keeps unfolding and expanding is a miracle and an amazement. I am more grateful than I can say.
Moving into my seventh decade has made me even more aware of how the faith and trust of people like you have made it possible for me to accomplish what I have. It is not only the financial help you have offered, but also the ongoing belief in my art has renewed my courage to carry on. I want to take this moment to thank you.
For the past several years, I have been creating a new piece with the working title, On Behalf of Nature. The most recent rehearsal period with the Vocal Ensemble took place at the Park Avenue Armory in July. We are making progress and we are all very excited about it. The premiere is on January 18 at UCLA. I am also in the process of completing a CD, "Piano Songs", in which two magicians of the piano, Bruce Brubaker and Ursula Oppens, play a collection of my piano music from 1971 to 2006. Some of the scores had never been recorded. Hearing these compositions all together, so beautifully played, has inspired me to present a lesser known aspect of my music.
I’ve been making art since I was 20 and began showing it in New York at 22. Now, in addition to creating new work, I’ve been thinking a great deal about how give to younger generations what I have learned in my lifetime as an artist. To me, the word "lineage" means a way of passing on not only the work itself, but a way of thinking about things: a philosophy of art and life and how they are interconnected. I hope to convey the mystery and wonder of art, offer inspiration for creativity, and affirm the power of imagination. We are just now giving form to these ideas by creating a lineage plan to ensure that the work, with all its inherent values and unique processes, will be available to people now and in the future.
With deepest gratitude,
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