Artist-in-Residence Reporting: Better Farm, betterArts

By Mike Sperone

Hello! I am writing from the beautiful location of Better Farm in Redwood, NY!

I am in my second week as artist-in-residence at the BetterArts program here. It is great! I have written about 10 minutes of music and plan to write at least another 10 minutes, for glockenspiel and computer.

Yes, I have done quite a bit with that set up, but before this residency I hadn't written any serious, fully composed pieces for this particular instrumentation. This Friday will be the premier of all the music I have/will compose(d) during these two weeks, I hope to get a recording so I can share with you. If not, then I will do a "studio" recording after I get home.

I'll post pictures as I get them "developed."

Nicole Caldwell

Nicole Caldwell is a self-taught environmentalist, green-living savant and sustainability educator with more than a decade of professional writing experience. She is also the co-founder of Better Farm and president of betterArts. Nicole’s work has been featured in Mother Earth News, Reader’s Digest, Time Out New York, and many other publications. Her first book, Better: The Everyday Art of Sustainable Living, is due out this July through New Society Publishers.