The Peabody Post

Paola Prestini Curates Upcoming “Archive of Desire” Festival

Headshot of Paola PrestiniComposer Paola Prestini’s (BM ’95, Composition) curated “Archive of Desire”: A Festival Inspired by the Poet C.F. Cavafy that runs April 6 through May 6 at National Sawdust in Brooklyn, NY. Organized by the Onassis Foundation, this celebration of the 160th anniversary of the birth of the 20th-century Greek poet includes appearances and performances by and/or works from Laurie Anderson, Nick Cave, Juliana Huxtable, Vijay Iyer, Julie Mehretu, Nico Muhly, Rufus Wainwright (with music arrangement by Missy Mazzoli), Bora Yoon, and many, many more. Additionally, her The Old Man and the Sea cello opera recently received a works-in-progress debut preview in the Berkshires.