I composed Olive Cotton in December of 2009 while I was living in Berlin on a fellowship provided by the Frank Huntington Beebe Fund for Musicians.
Osnat Netzer composed Olive Cotton during a year she spent living in Berlin in 2009 and 2010. Cellist Brad Ritchie performed the unaccompanied solo work convincingly, in which echoes of bluegrass music are the basis of its motives. The music zigzagged between these as it progressed, developing in ways that attempted to obscure memory of their preceding forms, but offering up a few emotional high points in its course.
Mark Gresham EarRelevant (2019)