"Lately I have had a chance to listen to and transcribe
some unreleased interviews on tape that my mother originally gave in
Italian, a few years before she died. She speaks mostly of her personal
life, but occasionally she talks in detail about the genesis of some
of the milestone compositions that marked her career.
Her marriage to a film director initiated a parallel career in film production, which eventually led her to settle in Los Angeles in 1994, where she still resides. Since then she has been producing documentaries (mostly for European Broadcasting stations, like BBC and VPRO TV) and occasionally she still plays percussion with TribalJazz, a world-rhythm band founded by John Densmore, the drummer of The Doors. Their new cd will be released sometime this year.
Since her mother’s death in 1983, Cristina has been looking for an organization interested in properly storing and organizing Cathy’s archives, comprised of letters, costumes, books, notated scores and all the research material used in the creation of her many wonderful recitals. Luckily in the past few years there has been a growing interest shown by some very reputable European institutions. Cristina hopes that soon Cathy’s archives will find a proper home and will finally be available to music students and academics from around the world, as they deserve to be.