Will Phalen is a songwriter, composer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist from Chicago.
Over the last decade, Will's work has focused on the intersection of past, present and future in music, finding unique, innovative ways of wedding together the old and the new, the acoustic and the electronic, the fret board and the mother board.
Will runs a record label and production company called Sub-Urban Arts Collective through which he releases his own work and collaborates with other musicians helping to bring their visions to life.
He also directs The Midwestern School of Music, a music learning community based in Chicago.
In 2016, my first child was born and since that time I have felt an explosion of creative energy with new ideas springing forth every single day. However, as a new parent, I haven't had much time or mental energy to spend developing those ideas into polished, finished projects.
Thus, my primary goal in participating in this program would be to devote three focused weeks developing and completing some of the unfinished compositions, ideas and projects I've started within recent years. I'd also like to record an album on site, documenting new material composed in Germany as well as songs I've written but not yet recorded. Finally, I look forward to the opportunity to collaborate with and be inspired by the other artists participating in the program and finding new inspiration in a new setting amongst a new community of creative thinkers.