This musical and visual response to the poem, Paterson, is the work of two artists whose lives have long been influenced by the poetry and writings of William Carlos Williams, and by Paterson, New Jersey.
Dr. Frederick Adler, composer and medical doctor, has since adolescence seen Dr. William Carlos Williams as a sort of mentor, inspiring the possibility of combining a serious artistic life with the practice of medicine. He responds to the poem Paterson in a symphonic work for orchestra and piano.
Jonathan Sinagub, architect and visual artist, is a longtime student and observer of the town of Paterson, NJ. It was the subject of his Master's thesis in Urban Planning at MIT. He revisits Paterson in imagery, which includes its old factories, buildings, people and of course the Passaic Falls.
Click here to see the Paterson Project video (2017) - an attempt to encapsulate a few minutes of our vision of a live performance of both the music and the images.