Monday, August 26, 2013

Sorrel versus Doris

another lady with synths

via Its Full of Stars (itself via Toys and Techniques several years ago)

"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."

apparently shortly after the doc was made she changed her name from Doris to Sorrel

not the only electronic lady called Doris, of course

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