During these singular times of isolation, mourning, and reckoning, we hope that the wide-angle view and the elegiac tone of The Colorado will offer solace, perspective, and an opportunity to commune with the natural world.
For five million years, the Colorado has carved some of the most majestic landscapes on the planet. It has also become the lifeline of a vast portion of North America, providing the water that sustains nearly forty million people, half a dozen major cities, and an immense agricultural empire. Because of these demands, the river is so overused that it no longer flows to the sea or nourishes its delta. The Colorado, co-written by William deBuys and Murat Eyuboglu, and narrated by the stage legend Mark Rylance, takes us on a journey in nine chapters through the prehistoric settlements of the region to the impact of climate change. The Grammy-winning vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth, cellist Jeffrey Zeigler (Kronos Quartet), and composer-percussionist Glenn Kotche (Wilco) perform the film’s exhilarating score featuring work by composers John Luther Adams, William Brittelle, Glenn Kotche, Shara Nova, and National Sawdust Co-Founder and Artistic Director Paola Prestini.
This special digital release will be available until April 28th.
More than ever, our city needs a home that welcomes and celebrates music in all its forms and vibrancy. Match for Music: Double Your Donation to National Sawdust today to strengthen our resiliency and keep our doors open to support artists’ livelihoods, digitally and in the future. Every dollar you contribute will be matched 1:1 by our Board Chair Kevin Dolan and President Jill Steinberg up to $300,000. Thank you for anything you can do to help National Sawdust continue to connect us all through the gift of music.
Like National Sawdust, artists are being hit incredibly hard in these trying times. Please consider buying their music and merch directly: www.projectcolorado.com/thebook
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