Thanks to an Individual Artist Grant, composer/guitarist Tom Rasely will be creating a new musical composition. Part of the textural fabric of the piece will be short pre-recorded voices of area residents talking about Chenango County: the road they live on, why they stay, what's good about Chenango County life.
Tom conducting an interview at the New Berlin Public Library for the project.
Tom Rasely has a long family history in music, and talking with him you can tell how proud he is of that. His creativity comes from deep within, and it seems that musical ability flows effortlessly through his veins. When his hands touch an instrument the two become one, and the sound that comes out is a joy to the ears. When composing, he draws on both his classical training, and his desire to innovate and explore new directions.
Tom works tucked away in his cozy studio in Norwich, NY, where he also gives music lessons
Tom and Dan, in the studio, laying down tracks for the project. Tom Rasely / "Hands of the Artist" / "The Gallery" / "Hands"
This project is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts
administered by the Chenango County Council of the Arts