Ann McCutchan's writing springs from deep interests in music, art, nature, and creativity, and the ways they shape individuals, places, and history. Her early books include a biography of French flute virtuoso Marcel Moyse and a collection of interviews with composers about the creative process -- both important contributions to the literature of music and creativity. In 2011, she published two books: a personal essay collection, Circular Breathing: Meditations From a Musical Life, and River Music: An Atchafalaya Story, an eco-biography of Louisiana musician Earl Robicheaux and the vanishing Atchafalaya River Basin he preserves and celebrates in sound. Ann's fifth book, Where's the Moon? a memoir of Florida during the Space Race (TAMU Press, Seventh Generation Series) is due out in 2016. She is currently working on a biography of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, author of The Yearling. As a librettist, she recently completed Swan's Inlet, an opera based on an original story, in collaboration with composer Mark Alan Taggart (2016 premiere) and is collaborating on a new opera with composer Andrew Rudin.
FLASH!Intellectual Refuge recently published an excerpt from Where's the Moon?Read it here. And a second excerpt! Here.