From the Commission:
Sara Fraker will commission, perform, and record a new piece of music composed by Asha Srinivasan and inspired by Robin Wall Kimmerer’s book, Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants (Milkweed Editions, 2013).
Drawing upon ideas from the emerging field of ecomusicology, the project will explore the intersection of environmental sustainability, soundscape ecology, and musical performance.
Dr. Fraker is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (DMA), New England Conservatory (MM), and Swarthmore College (BA).
She is Assistant Professor of Oboe at the University of Arizona and has been a member of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra since 2005. She is also principal oboe of True Concord Voices & Orchestra.