“Like Eberhardt, Mazzoli is carving her own path. In a landscape that is ever changing and ever challenging for today’s composers, Mazzoli thrives on a kind of do-it-yourself aesthetic borrowed from the indie rock world. She’s a composer who performs her own music in her own band. She helps run a new music festival, and she teaches, privately and on the Internet. She’s lucky, she says, that she has commissions to help pay the bills.
“Because funding in the arts is so tricky and there’s all these economic factors that we have to contend with a lot more these days, composers are really branching out,” she says. “So you see much more of this eclectic way of living — composers who have their own ensemble, and perform and work for other composers, and run record labels.” “Online Version