This is a call for anyone who currently or has ever identified as a woman.
Composer Lowell Gerard Fuchs is writing a composition for saxophone & electronics to be performed at Lone Star College–Montgomery for VDAY, a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. He is looking for recordings and writings on this subject from a diverse and intersectional variety of voices and opinions. This is not just for anyone who has personally experienced this kind of violence, and does not necessarily have to be a narrative on any experience, but could be your opinion on these trends, how society/media responds as a whole, how this kind of violence has been viewed in the past, victim-blaming, culture, etc. Your identity will remain anonymous.
Please do your best to submit a short audio recording (10-20 seconds) summing up your thoughts/experiences. These sound files will appear at the beginning of the piece in their unaltered entirety (the composer will not change your words, cut things out, or make it sound like you're saying things you didn't). Of course, this is not nearly enough time to explain these complex issues, so in addition to the recorded audio this project welcomes more in-depth written submissions as well. Your text will be displayed to the audience in program notes.
Tips for recording:
- Record in a quiet environment
- Speak very clearly and slowly
- Cell phones, laptops, recording devices are great for this recording
- Avoid speaking too closely into microphone (this will create a poor audio recording)
- Plan a concise statement
- Files can be uploaded directly from desktop to form or a URL link may be provided from Youtube, Dropbox, etc..
If you have any questions about this project before you wish to contribute to this composition, please contact Lowell here: http://www.lowellgerardfuchs.com/contact/
For more information about Lowell Gerard Fuchs, please visit: http://www.lowellgerardfuchs.com
For more information about saxophonist Reese Burgan, please visit: http://www.reeseburgan.com/bio/
For more information about VDAY, please visit: http://www.vday.org/homepage.html
Return to http://www.lowellgerardfuchs.com in Spring 2017 to hear a recording of the project.