(260) Caroline Shaw: Vocalist, Violinist, Composer, and Producer from the 2021 Vail Dance Festival

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Today we are revisiting the 2021 Vail Dance Festival and one of our favorite chats from the summer. This week on the pod, we sit down with NYC-based Musician, Caroline Shaw. Caroline is a vocalist, violinist, composer, and producers. She was the youngest recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 2013 for Partita for 8 Voices, written for the Grammy-winning Roomful of Teeth, of which she is a member. She has collaborated with incredible artists including Kayne West, Nas, Renee Fleming, the National, and so many others. Check out her website, carolineshaw.com for a full list of her work.

Caroline has been an integral part of the Vail Dance Festival for years now, collaborating with dancers, choreographers, and making new works. We had so much fun getting the opportunity to sit down to nerd out with her about all things dance and music. At the end of the episode, we are including Caroline’s track that she created in collaboration with Jookin dancer, ‘Lil Buck for a piece called “38109.” This work debuted at the 2018 Vail Dance Festival, ran again this year, and was just a part of City Center’s Fall for Dance. We talk about this track in the episode and even embarrass ourselves by singing it for her. Enjoy.

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