Grant Recipient Details

Location

Norwood, MA

Project Title
Requiem for the Living, In Color
Fiscal Year Awarded
2021
Grant or Program
New Work New England
Grant Amount
$15,000

Requiem for the Living, In Color, will build on a piece created in 2020 as a response to the murder of George Floyd and protests for racial justice and police reform across the US. This work will respond to current critical events, amplify RI’s creative voices and incorporate new sounds. Now is a moment of evolution or extinction, a moment for a new ecology of art with a new focus on empathy for one another and a focusing of that empathy. We must marry our loving, creative acts of defiance with immediate, specific, systemic policies of change and anti-racist practice.

This grant is in honor of Dr. Larry Simpson, a NEFA board member from 2006–2020, including six years as chair, and a champion of the arts.

Work Samples

In a spotlight and a checkered jacket, Daniel plays the violin.
photo by Erin X. Smithers
In front of a backdrop of the facade of a home, Daniel plays the violin.
still from a virtual performance of the work | courtesy of FirstWorks