Interview with Sugar Vendil, New York City, New York

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Date
2020-09-24
Main contributor
Sugar Vendil
Summary
Sugar Vendil (New York City, New York)

Sugar Vendil is a composer, pianist, and interdisciplinary artist based in Lenapehoking/New York City, on stolen land of the Lenape people. She is a proud second generation Filipinx American. Vendil has been awarded multiple commissions to write works, including the ACF | Create commission to write a work for Boston-based duo Box Not Found (May 2020), and the 2019 Chamber Music America commission to write a new work for her ensemble, The Nouveau Classical Project, which she founded in 2008. She has held numerous artist residencies in institutions including the High Concept Labs in Chicago, Mabou Mines, the Target Margin Theater, and the Marble House Project. She holds a Master of Music degree in piano performance. Vendil has collaborated with many artists including choreographer Emily Johnson and composer-saxophonist Darius Jones. She has performed at a variety of venues, including BAM Fisher, MoMa PS1, National Sawdust, and The Stone. 

Interviewed by Tamar Sella, 09/24/2020.
Contributor
Tamar Sella
Subjects
Music; United States; Covid-19 Pandemic
Location
New York City, New York
Collection
Musicians in America during the Covid-19 Pandemic
Unit
Society for Ethnomusicology

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