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Artistic Director J.E. Hernández spoke with Yaz Lancaster of I Care If You Listen about his upcoming artistic residency work with the American Composers Forum’s McKnight Residency. He spoke at length about his artistic practice, and how it all relates to the work ConcertiaHTX is doing today. You can read more about it here.

“The goal for me was to relate the human reality which I experienced, and if that can be imparted on an audience that has or has not experienced it – to provide a bridge – that’s my goal. If that happens, that’s everything I could wish for.”

His work consists of creating a new work to be presented in the Minneapolis area, and focuses on stories told by migrant laborers, mainly focused on those who have crossed the Sonoran Desert.