Composers Siri Undlin and Jacob Minter
Writer Nina Semczuk.
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Siri Undlin is finishing her second month of a three month residency that is partially funded through a grant from The National Endowment for the Arts. “This month at Elsewhere, in addition to recording demo versions of bodyscapes that will eventually become a Humbird EP, I've been working on refurbishing particular fairytales that I collected during my year of research in Northern Europe. I've been composing accompanying atmospheric pieces for these tales of trolls, wolf beards, and magical spoons, bringing them even more to life. They'll eventually be featured as part of a fictional podcast.”
Jacob Minter is a composer from Vermont who works primarily in film and theater. His primary focus in music has been the expression of concepts not easily articulated by traditional means, and often concerning socio-political issues, issues of identity, problems of superstition and religion, and the human perceptions and understandings of the natural world. While lyrical content may articulate ideas, it is the ultimate fusion of sounds arising from the human voice and the wide array of musical tools that can make an idea manifest in a far deeper emotional connection. The oral and musical traditions of humanity are some of our best sources for education as well as inspiration, and Jake hopes to continue that tradition and ensure that history is not only remembered, but felt in a way that can maintain human connection. At the Open Studio he will be premiering an original song from one of his solo projects.
Nina Semczuk is a writer, yoga teacher, and an outdoor enthusiast. Originally from upstate New York, Nina lived in various parts of the world while serving in the U.S. Army for the past four and a half years. Currently, she's in the process of moving her life from Texas to Brooklyn, New York where she'll pursue a career as a writer.
She is currently working on writing personal memoir essays exploring her journey as an Army officer as well as the broader theme of millennials serving in today’s all volunteer military. As an officer who did not grow up in a military household, she had a unique perspective as one from outside of the military subculture, as opposed to one within it. Her writing aims to modernize women’s stories and identities as members of the military. She hopes to create a conversation about what it means to be a modern woman veteran today. For Open Studio night, she will read a portion of the essay she’s been writing at Elsewhere.