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Wilmington composer talks about experience in Rockefeller Foundation residency

Joshua Marquez, a local Wilmington-based composer, recently returned from Italy as a Rockefeller Foundation Arts Fellow at the Bellagio Center for a multi-week residency. (Source: Rockefeller Foundation) Joshua Marquez, a local Wilmington-based composer, recently returned from Italy as a Rockefeller Foundation Arts Fellow at the Bellagio Center for a multi-week residency. (Source: Rockefeller Foundation)
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -

Joshua Marquez, a local Wilmington-based composer, recently returned from Italy as a Rockefeller Foundation Arts Fellow at the Bellagio Center for a multi-week residency. 

At just 27 years old, Marquez is the youngest-ever Fellow at this highly competitive program.

As part of the fellowship, Marquez worked on a new string quartet called Brackish Waters which explores the experiences of being an Asian-American, living in a liminal state within America - not quite Asian, not quite American.

Marquez said the theme of the residency was "youth as agents of transformative change."

As a young leader in the contemporary music scene and an Asian-American activist, Marquez was selected to represent his field and to discuss these issues with other youth and other leaders.

Joshua Marquez joined us Wednesday on WECT First at Four. 

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