The Nature of Music 01: Cheryl E. Leonard

Event, EV.NOM.2016.05.11

Cheryl E. Leonard is a composer, performer, and instrument builder. Over the last decade she has focused on investigating sounds, structures, and objects from the natural world. Her recent works cultivate stones, wood, water, ice, sand, shells, feathers, and bones as musical instruments. Leonard is fascinated by the subtle intricacies of sounds. She uses microphones to explore micro-aural worlds hidden within her sound sources and develops compositions that highlight the unique voices they contain. Her projects often feature one-of-a-kind sculptural instruments that are played live onstage and field recordings from remote locales. The innaugural event for the Nature of Music series featured five compositions by Leonard and a post-performance conversation led by Paul Dresher. Presented by Other Minds and the David Brower Center as a closing event for the exhibit: Vanishing Ice: Alpine and Polar Landscapes in Art 1775-2012.
Other Minds Special Programs Leonard, Cheryl E. (has as performing composer)
Other Minds (Organization) (has as presenter)
David Brower Center (has as presenter)
Greenlief, Phillip (has as performer)
Dresher, Paul (has as host)
Stern, Oona (has as artist)
Swifte, Genevieve (has as artist) Goldman Theater (David Brower Center)