The following interview was largely completed in 2019. Editorial work began in 2020 yet was significantly delayed due to the global pandemic crisis. As Chris Dench and I revisited the interview, we both thought it would be unfair to the 2019 zeitgeist to retouch it based on current events. This is particularly pertinent to the later questions regarding contemporary music’s socio-political situation: a conversation that would certainly have taken a different course had we begun the interview more recently. The reader will nevertheless find a handful of parenthetic updates in the form [subsequent thought or event—CD 2020]. These were kept to a minimum so that they did not break the interview’s established flow.
Read the complete interview over at Score Follower’s website.
Dench, Chris. “Chris Dench in conversation with score follower director Ermir Bejo.” Interview by Ermir Bejo. 23 Jul. 2020, https://scorefollower.org/featured-composer-dench/