Sonora

HD Video
6 min. 45 sec.
2017

Countertenor Juecheng Chen embodies two personae singing into the dawn and dusk. The piece interprets and extends Mocking Bird Yodel (1937) as a call and response and audio-visual echo across time and the space of the contested landscape of the Sonoran Desert.

Directed and Edited by: Angel Nevarez & Valerie Tevere

Featuring: Juecheng Chen

Production Assistants: Miguel Angél Monsón, Keyaanna Pausch, Kayla Valenzuela

Song: Mocking Bird Yodel by Harry Torrani, 1937

**Commissioned by Taxispalais (Innsbruck, Austria) for Accentisms, 2017 with additional support from Research Foundation of CUNY and Grand Central Art Center.