Alumna Katie Cox and a team of three other musicians and collaborators originally from Alaska are starting a new music festival in Homer, Alaska called Wild Shore Festival for New Music. They were recently were accepted by Artspire, an organization of the New York City Council of the Arts, as their fiscal sponsor for the project. They held their first fundraiser in a gallery in Chelsea (NYC) this past weekend with performances by Alaskan-born musicians Dane Johansen cellist of the Escher String Quartet, Celtic fiddle player Caitlin Warbelow, and Redshift Ensemble, who I played with on a piece originally composed for the Robin Cox Ensemble “All Tomorrow’s Parties” by Danny Felsenfeld. Our team at Wild Shore is working to bring Redshift Ensemble up this summer to Homer. The pianist in the group is CSULB alumnus Ryan Brown.