New Amsterdam was proud to partner with VisionIntoArt to present THE COLORADO, a music-based documentary that explores the Colorado 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 Worden with 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 author William deBuys and the team of filmmakers includes Sylvestre Campe, David Sarno, and Murat Eyuboglu.

Visit the campaign HERE to help bring the film & album to life.