The Sensual Nature of Sound portrays four New York based composers and performers in terms of their musical lives and artistic passion. Though Laurie Anderson, Tania Leon, Meredith Monk and Pauline Oliveros are all pioneers in American music, each composer pursues a distinct direction of her own. Their rehearsals and performances show a common pursuit of lyrical storytelling through which a new set of contemporary narratives has been forged. Through body, sound, movement and composition, these women have forged their own path through the wild world of modern music.
Michael Blackwood Productions
Did You Know?
I think for my whole working life I've been very interested in how I can integrate movement, music and theater into one form. And that way I guess I've always called my work 'operas' in one way or another. Because I'm always trying to weave these elements together and the continuity is the musical continuity but all these different elements are woven into a kind of tapestry- or I actually think of it more as a mosaic of different color tiles that are put on to make different layers of reality ...