You heard his piano-playing in last year’s Green Book — those were actually his hands whenever you saw Don Shirley’s hands onscreen. He also wrote the score. Now, composer Kris Bowers is taking on an even more serious, real-life subject: the tragic story of five teenagers wrongfully convicted of a rape in Central Park in 1989. Contributing reporter Tim Greiving visited Bowers at his studio.
From the Central Coast to San Diego, from Santa Monica to Palm Springs, there are fascinating people creating incredible art and performances. KUSC will be covering those experiences on Arts Alive. And when you’re in the mood for a little more, like a longer version of an interview, more Arts Alive coverage is available online at kusc.org/artsalive.