My Multimedia Mother

Thais Lathem with her three daughters, left to right, Fre, Alexis (me), and Laurie, in Italy, circa 1970.

“Of the many concerts I attended as a child with my mother, a classically trained violinist, the first I recall was neither a symphony nor a string quartet, but a chess match between John Cage and a reporter for the Saturday Evening Post. The pieces were wired to produce electronic sounds. My brother Niles, who was fourteen, was the scorekeeper…”

–My Multimedia Mother: Recollections from a Counter-Cultural Childhood, Gettysburg Review, Winter 2017.

“…flawlessly written….” ––The Review Review

About jazzguitarvt

Art is a jazz guitarist living at Ewetopia Farm in Richmond Vermont
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