We managed to connect with Janet Feder, one of our favorite Colorado-based artists, to find out more about her work and how she'll be a part of Boulder Arts Week. Feder lives in Denver, but was born in Boulder and for several years served as Chair of the Music Department at Naropa University. She recorded her most recent album, Song With Words at Boulder's Immersive Studios, was recently featured on NPR's Weekend Edition, and frequently rocks Boulder's socks off with her innovative and beautiful compositions.
Describe your work in 10 words or less:
A unique sonic universe performed on prepared guitar.
Tell us about one of your favorite encounters with art in Boulder:
MediaLive!!!! I’m a co-curator along with David Fodel and in partnership with the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art. Check it out. Different local, national, and international live media artists every year.
If you could collaborate with any artist in Boulder, who would it be and why?
It would be Emily K. Harrison and square product theatre. Because there is no other theatre company like square. I'm looking very forward to collaborating with them this summer on an adaptation of Selah Saterstrom's forthcoming novel, SLAB, which will premiere in the Black Box Theatre at the ATLAS in Boulder.
What will you be doing for Boulder Arts Week?
I’ll go to LA and headline April’s “Brilliant Strings” series on the 6th.