Swimming in Butterflies by Karen Werner. Commissioned by Soundproof, Australian Broadcast Corporation. First broadcast in October 2016.
A duet for voice (Laura Wulf) and cello (Reinmar Seidler) about being amidst millions of monarch butterflies in Michoacán, Mexico, during the monarch's winter migration. Laura describes the experience in words; Reinmar, a cellist and conservation biologist, is asked separately to "speak" about the experience through his cello. An assembled story and soundscape ensues.
A self-published collection of photographs taken in New York City between 1979 and 1985. A long, hot afternoon spent waiting for Diana Ross to take the stage in Central Park, kids playing in the street, office workers in Midtown and musicians jamming in Washington Square Park, these photographs share the fleeting and intimate moments of beauty and connection that make up the rhythm of the city.