We ventured out for our cabin composing 2022 to three different cabins in Northern Michigan. We stayed in, cooked, wrote music, and practiced for two weeks in the Upper Peninsula. we started off two nights at Indian Lake State Park. Then, four nights at JW Wells State Park on the northern end of the Green […]

Folias Music Live - Podcast

Carmen Maret and Andrew Bergeron of the Folias Duo talk with flutist and composer Svetlana Djirackor about finding the magic in 2020. Maret and Bergeron discuss composing and performing their own music, their musical inspirations, how they model music after their favorite composers, and how the challenges of 2020 brought new ways of performing and […]

For the third year in a row, we’ve taken time out of our summer performing tour to write music at a “composing residency” in a rustic cabin in Colorado. This year we rented a cabin in the La Garita mountains just outside of the San Luis Valley. The cabin is a forty minute drive down […]

Folias Music Live - Podcast

Western Michigan’s WMUK radio producer Jack Perlstein talks with composers Carmen Maret and Andrew Bergeron of the Folias Duo about finding their voice as classical composers. They discuss their perspectives on composing in a genre heavily influenced by the performance of “the classics” and creative ways they continue to write and perform original music for […]

Andrew and I spent Christmas and New Year’s in a rustic cabin in the¬†Quetico, an Ontario provincial park that sits just above Minnesota’s Boundary Waters. Combined, the two parks have thousands of kilometers of wilderness lakes that people canoe, mostly in the summer. Our goals for the trip were to find solitude, relax, write music […]

Rustic Cabin Life

Carmen and I had the opportunity to take 2 weeks off of our busy summer schedule and create a composing residency in Colorado. Rather than stay at home we decided to go distraction free by renting a rustic cabin. The Grizzly Creek Guard Station was our home for 14 days and nights. We had nothing […]