THE COLORADO Kickstarter Campaign
upcoming music-based documentary explores the Colorado River Basin from social and ecological perspectives
featuring music by John Luther Adams, William Brittelle,
Glenn Kotche, Paola Prestini, and Shara Worden with performances by Roomful of Teeth, Jeffrey Zeigler,
and Glenn Kotche
Great progress has been made over the past year with the upcoming Colorado River Project — filming is completed and the music is recorded for an upcoming NewAm release. The film is currently in the process of editing before the world premiere performance at Houston’s Da Camera series on April 12 and New York premiere at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 18. A $100,000 Kickstarter campaign has been launched to fund the final steps of this $550,000 project. The rewards range from $5 to $10,000 and feature stunning gifts and opportunities. Your tax-deductible contribution will go towards post-production expenses as well as licensing fees and reproduction costs of archival materials.
Click the image below or visit the campaign HERE and help bring this film & album to life!
ABOUT THE COLORADO
THE COLORADO is a music-based documentary that explores theColorado River Basin from social and ecological perspectives across history. The project is conceived as equal parts documentary film, live performance, and an educational tool with a full-length textbook for classrooms. With the intention of being the first in a series of multi-media projects about rivers, the mission of THE COLORADO is to create a crossroads between art, ecology, and regional history, while sensitizing audiences to pressing issues of our times.
The ninety-minute live performance is an immersive and sensorial experience in which music and images play a central role. Narrated by the great Shakespearean actor Mark Rylance, the project draws on the combined talents of award-winning composers Paola Prestini, John Luther Adams, William Brittelle, Glenn Kotche, and Shara Wordenwith performances by the GRAMMY-winning vocal group Roomful of Teeth, cellist Jeffrey Zeigler, and percussionist Glenn Kotche. The script is written by conservationist and critically acclaimed authorWilliam deBuys and the team of filmmakers includes Sylvestre Campe, David Sarno, and Murat Eyuboglu.