Georgia O’Keeffe Video (Summer 2010) Nell Shaw Cohen
Composer Nell Shaw Cohen has created a short film, The Faraway Nearby, about artist Georgia O’Keeffe and her special relationship with the New Mexico landscape.
The film serves as an avenue to explore interdisciplinary collaboration between visual and performing art forms as well as a medium to present Cohen’s recent compositions that have been inspired by O’Keeffe’s artwork.
The Faraway Nearby was recently premiered with live musical performance at the New England Conservatory's Tuesday Night New Music series. The piece was performed by a group of NEC students: Lisa Husseini (flute), Christopher Mothersole (clarinet), Wesley Chu (piano), Samantha Bennett (violin), and Marza Wilks (cello). You can learn more about the filming and scoring process on Nell's blog.