FOR VOICES IN DISTANT LANDSCAPES, by Gretchen Jude
How can we lift our voices together in a fundamental human response to pandemic isolation and anthropogenic climate change? This piece invites participants to connect through embodied, vibratory engagement with their proximal ecologies. Let us heal our loneliness by opening to the richly sounding world, cultivating awareness of our inescapable commonality with the more-than-human.
Gretchen Jude is an experimental performer, improviser and award-winning composer for film, dance and theater. Born and raised in the wild state of Idaho, Jude is engaged with the complex interactions between nature and technology. Jude holds an M.F.A. in Electronic Music & Recording Media from Mills College and a Ph.D. in Performance Studies (with a Designated Emphasis in Sonic Practice as Research) from the University of California, Davis, along with certification from the Sawai Koto Institute and the Deep Listening Institute.