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CommonTime 1-on-1: Nicole Buetti
Nov 10, 2021 | Michael Skillern

Hello again, arts lovers!

We are so excited to be hosting the opening concert of Portland Youth Philharmonic’s (PYP) 98th season, Together Again, this Saturday, November 13th on CommonTime! Click here to purchase a ticket!

For this episode of CommonTime 1-on-1, we had the pleasure of sitting down with one of the members of PYP’s Young Orchestra Commissioning Initiative, Nicole Buetti! Nicole’s piece, Restless Winds, will be played live by PYP as part of Together Again.

During the interview, we spoke about Nicole’s musical journey in playing the bassoon; how the composer/performer relationship has changed since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic; how to capture feelings like anxiety and restlessness in music; Nicole’s compositional process; switching from composing classical music to children’s songs; what music education is missing; tips for the young bassoonist; and the CommonTime platform.

There are some real gems in this episode! Watch the full interview below.

We cannot wait to hear Nicole’s Restless Winds and the rest of Together Again this Saturday, November 13th!