WE ARE THE OFFICIAL GRAPHIC ARTIST FOR
A PUBLISHING AND PERFORMANCE INITIATIVE
FOR STRINGS, HARP, AND GUITAR
In June of 2021, Inkermezzo joined with the Sphinx Catalog of Latin-American Cello Works to announce the formation of Strings of Latin America (SOLA). Megan is the official graphic artist for the publishing and performance initiative, creating the logo, website, and cover of the upcoming Castro Cello Concerto publication. Inkermezzo will be one of several official retailers of SOLA editions with other exciting pieces to supplement (see the Nine Composers Series).
Strings of Latin America (SOLA) is an official partner to The Sphinx Organization with the purpose of social engagement through the promotion of diversity in the classical music world. We work to enhance the visibility of the repertoire for string instruments, including chamber music, such as trio and quartets, written by Latin American composers. We do so through the cataloging of works, pedagogic materials, and the promotion such materials to be performed in spaces where European and American music is solely and traditionally presented.
Our wider mission is to positively contribute to the Latin American Music identities that are already well-known internationally, and especially in the US. We aim to accomplish that by adding another positive vector to such identities through the provision of a window where Latin American Classical Music is enhanced and in the front lines of the concert hall. To that end, we work to empower Latin American artists through offering platforms that will help connect the wider audiences with the classical music from Latin America.
Our mission is directed to address the problem of representation in Western art music with an approach related to: (1) The creation of catalogues that will contribute to the dissemination of inforation about the existing body of repertoire of works for striged instruments of Latin America; (2) The creation of editions of works for strings written by Latin American composers; (3) The creation of informative platforms that will inform the wider community about the work of Latin American works, composers and performers, and our own work as promoters of Latin American classical music.
We believe that our work will not only bring more exposure to artists from Latin America, but it will also help Latin Americans to find a voice within fields of art that have been traditionally dominated by European artists.