A Different Nature on 08/20/12
Tonight host Danielle Parks features the work of Lucia Dlugoszewski, a Polish-American composer, performer and inventor. She created over a hundred unique percussion instruments, such as ladder harps, closed rattles, unsheltered rattles, tangent rattles, wave rattles, quarter-tone gongs, and square shaped drums - all made from a wide variety of materials including wood, plastic, metal, glass, and paper. As she wrote in her essay called 'What Is Sound to Music', "In 1954, I began the immense journey in search of a Logos for music. I was also more aware than ever before or since of the fragility of sound when it is music. I was committed to a pure radical empirical immediacy, beyond Classicism and Romanticism - a commitment to make music itself, to make music sound, to make music alive...and I began to realize how hard this was to achieve".