Eva Soltes | Episode 38

Photo credit: Jin HI Kim

The desert was to be one of the locations for a documentary Eva was filming about composer, Lou Harrison. Lou was building a straw-bale construction home in Joshua Tree and invited Eva to come along for a visit during construction. Lou passed away a year to the day after construction was completed and Eva has become the Founder and Director of Harrison House Music, Arts & Ecology. In this episode, Eva discusses her first visit to the desert and the subsequent visits that followed, the decision to move and the way in which she was introduced to a community that embraces and loves the arts. Eva also discusses one of the first impressive artists in residence and how the ecology component was added to the concept.

Over the course of her decades-long career, Eva has produced and/or directed nearly one thousand music, dance, theater and media works for national and international audiences. As a photographer her work has been published around the country and internationally in publications including: San Francisco Chronicle Magazine; San Francisco Chronicle, Guitar Player Magazine; Wired Magazine (GB); Los Angeles Times; The Bay Guardian; Oakland Tribune; Rolling Stone, Los Angeles Times, NY Times.

We wrap up the conversation with some insight into the planning of art and culture.

Harrison House

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