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Ethan Foote



Ethan Foote is a composer and musician rooted in jazz, Euro-American folk music, and the Western classical tradition. From his grounding as a jazz bassist in his hometown of Washington, D.C., he ventured into songwriting, arranging, theatre, and concert music, developing a multidimensional creative practice as a performer-composer that has also been shaped by literature, philosophy, and religion. His work tends to be obliquely expressive, often attempting to analogize musical structures to spiritual ones and playing with the mirroring of form and the structures of human consciousness. He received a BA in English from Oberlin College in 2010 and an MFA in Music Composition from Vermont College of Fine Arts in 2020.

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