Women Warriors: The Voices of Change releases; Chapter 7 - 'Mother Earth Protectors'
Women Warriors: The Voices of Change multimedia concert performed by Orchestra Moderne NYC, under the direction of Amy Andersson, features the music of eight renowned female film composers and presents 800 years of women fighting for human rights and equality. This 80-minute interactive experience is a socially and culturally relevant world premiere concert which includes historical visuals from the past to present day. Women Warriors: The Voices of Change celebrates the strength and heroism of female global activists fighting for human, civil, and minority rights, environmental causes, and gender equality.
Orchestra Moderne NYC and Conductor/Producer Amy Andersson team with composers Nathalie Bonin, Miriam Cutler, Anne-Kathrin Dern, Sharon Farber, Mandy Hoffman, Penka Kouneva, Starr Parodi, and Lolita Ritmanis, who together have created a rich and cinematic orchestral experience in seventeen world premiere pieces that inspire hope and courage for women and girls around the world. Special guest artists include; Afghan rapper/songwriter Sonita Alizadeh, fifteen year old singer/songwriter Isolde Fair, and violinist Nathalie Bonin. Iranian human rights activist and author Masih Alinejad is the honored guest speaker.
Nathalie Bonin's composition 'Tender Dismay' for Chapter Seven 'Mother Earth Protectors' honors Biologist and environmentalist Rachel Carson, author of Silent Spring. The light melody and multiple layers of string effects create an innocent and sensitive mood within an unearthly and somewhat disturbing texture. Amy Andersson felt this piece was perfect to accompany the eerie footage of mass DDT sprayings in US of cities during the 1950's and 60's.
The feelings Penka Kouneva had watching the 'Standing Rock' media coverage were rage, anger and disgust. Water is the most precious resource on our planet. Human life would be impossible for more than three days without water. Yet, millions of people around the world have no access to clean drinking water and so many preventable deaths around the globe happen because of contaminated water. Kouneva's music in this chapter was inspired by the minimalism of Steve Reich. The piece features pounding chords and drums capturing the rage at the unjust violence against the peaceful protestors at Standing Rock.
'Climate Revolutionaries' is meant to underscore the very real connection women have with the earth, and the understanding that we need to heal ourselves and our planet. Miriam Cutler understands the reality that we now must come together on a global scale to fight for earth justice and life itself.
Join us at New York's Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center - September 20 2019 at 8:00pm for this historical and stunning concert experience which celebrates the strength and heroism of female global activists fighting for human and civil rights, environmental causes, and gender equality.
The opening theme music for this podcast was provided by Penka Kouneva.
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