Nels Cline Interview

Source: The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.

In advance of Ars Nova Workshop’s premiere of Lovers (for Philadelphia) on June 2, we sat down with composer and guitarist Nels Cline to learn about the inspiring journey through Philadelphia’s musical heritage that led to his new commission. “I’m learning not only the depth and sheer number of amazing artists that have come out of Philadelphia…but there’s been an incredible history of philanthropy here that I was not aware of that affected many of the artists, such as John Coltrane,” he says.