The Reach of Resonance: A Meditation on the Meaning of Music

Courtesy to A Closer Listen – This review fits in well with the Experimental focus on Feminatronic and includes Miya Masaoka.Here are a couple examples of her creativity –

 

 

MIYA MASAOKA: LED KIMONO PROJECT 5 MINUTES from Miya Masaoka on Vimeo.

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The Reach of ResonanceSteve Elkins’ thoughtful, fascinating film about experimental music and musicians has been making the festival rounds for the past few years, and is finally available to screen on demand.  It’s exactly what our site is about, and is highly recommended to all of our readers.

One need not be familiar with our site, or even with experimental music, to be familiar with one of the names: last year, John Luther Adams won both a Pulitzer Prize and a Grammy for Becoming Ocean.  In a coup of sorts, this film captures the composer as he’s becoming inspired to create that very work.  It’s a perfect starting point for the film, because Adams’ music, although intensely creative, is still accessible to mainstream audiences.  Meanwhile, Misa Masaoka interacts with the natural world while Jon Rose and Bob Ostertag explore the porous line between music and politics.  Their subject matter could not be…

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