AIR: Ethan Foote

Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 7:30pm

Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 7:30pm

The Mansion


Artist in Residence:
Ethan Foote

To many, he is a jazz bassist. To others, a folk guitarist. Some know him as a prolific arranger, some as a collaborator with dancers, playwrights, and poets. Though his guises have been numerous, Ethan Foote is ultimately a composer-musician seeking new meaning for chamber music in the 21st century, and finding it in more than one context. In 2015, he released his solo debut Fields Burning, a folk-rock album of detailed ensemble arrangements and complex songwriting, indebted to literary as much as to musical forebears. More recently, Foote has created works squarely in the classical concert tradition, though the connections to jazz, folk, and other idioms are never far away. 

  • You could say he’s homegrown: Foote began his formal music training as a cello student at one of Strathmore’s very own resident partners—the Levine School of Music!
  • Foote works in familiar company—he has played alongside numerous former Artists in Residence, including Marian McLaughlin, for whom he crafted arrangements worthy of extensive coverage on NPR’s All Songs Considered, Folk Radio UK, Vinyl District, and more.
  • Lights, camera, action! Foote studied film scoring with acclaimed composer Rick Baitz at BMI’s 2013 Composing for the Screen workshop, an intensive workshop for emerging film composers.

Don't miss a free workshop with Ethan Foote on March 15.

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