Southern Voices: A Composer's Exploration With Sorrel Doris Hays

Southern Voices: A Composer's Exploration With Sorrel Doris Hays

Streaming Video - 2015
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This documentary traces the development and premiere performance of an avant-garde symphonic work by Southern composer Sorrel Doris Hays. Commissioned by the Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra, Hays' piece is based on the sounds and rhythms of Southern speech and musical traditions. It is a journey into childhood memories via the melodies and rhythms of Southern dialect. Stoney combines analysis of her work with interviews in which Hays discusses her struggle with racism and paternalism of Southern culture. A note on the composer's name: After the documentary was completed in 1985, Doris Hays changed her name to Sorrel Hays. Film Festivals, Screenings, Awards Blue Ribbon, American Film Festival, 1985 Filmmaker: George C. Stoney
Publisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2015
Branch Call Number: Streaming Kanopy Video
Characteristics: 1 online resource (streaming video file)
Additional Contributors: C Stoney, George
Kanopy (Firm)


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