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Doris Hays  Voicings for Tape/Soprano/Piano (1983) CD

Doris Hays Voicings for Tape/Soprano/Piano (1983) CD

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Voicings for Tape/Soprano/Piano is a collection of performances by composer, educator, and pianist Sorrel Doris Hays that reflect her Southern roots and feminist themes. The first of four tracks, “Southern Voices for Tape” consists of random spoken conversations interwoven with music from a 1979 Sacred Heart concert. “Blues Fragments” is an excerpt from “Southern Voices for Orchestra” featuring soprano Daisy Newman. “Celebration of NO” is from a larger work titled “Beyond Violence” and contains recordings of women saying “no” in different languages. Finally, in “Exploitation” Hays responds to women musicians who in her view exploit other women by expecting them to “play for free.” Hays and her music are featured in the George Stoney documentary Southern Voices: A Composer’s Exploration.


"This item is part of the Folkways (Cook, or Paredon, or Monitor) archives The original liner notes from the LP are included."

101     Southern Voices for Tape      Sorrel Hays      15:59                          
102     Blues Fragments from Southern Voices for Orchestra     Sorrel Hays     8:12
201     Celebration of No from Beyond Violence     Sorrel Hays     16:45             
202     Exploitation     Sorrel Hays     4:04

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