Women Warriors: The Voices of Change releases; Chapter 2 - 'Freedom, Women Unite'
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.
Chapter 2: ‘Freedom - Women Unite' tracks the development of feminism as it emerged in the 1960–1970's. When Miriam Cutler was invited to be part of the Women Warriors, Voices of Change concert, her response was an enthusiastic YES! The event is a natural extension of Cutler's long career in documentary work as a film composer. Cutler is both an activist and an artist; and needs the combination of social consciousness and music that documentaries provide. The filmmakers she works with inspire her and she is honored to be a collaborator in the documentary process. Cutler says; "there is a deep sense of purpose and commitment to telling real stories in a responsible way, " and the composer believes that Amy Andersson's vision for this concert is ambitious and offers the opportunity for women to join together in creating a powerful expression of their desire to heal the planet and work towards environmental and social justice.
In Chapter 2 Cutler's music is accompanied by footage of the feminist struggle to achieve true equality. The composer was lucky enough to be in college when the second wave of feminism exploded into our culture and she has tried to express the outrage, excitement, and hope that many young women felt participating in that revolutionary vision of a more just future.
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 and closing theme music for this podcast was provided by Penka Kouneva
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