Desert Dreams: Celebrating Five Seasons in the Sonoran Desert
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Airs Wednesday, September 16th at 8p & 11p, Monday, September 21st at 3:30a and Friday, September 25th 12:30a on WVIA-TV
Dispelling the notion that deserts are deserted places, DESERT DREAMS immerses viewers in a world filled with life and beauty year-round. This 52-minute multimedia tapestry showcases 182 species of Sonoran Desert plants and animals in a five-season chronology. HD video content and time-lapse imagery captured over four years blends with stills from THOMAS WIEWANDT’S photographic archive compiled over three decades. Using no narration, DESERT DREAMS combines natural sounds with a kaleidoscope of flute and percussion vignettes by GARY STROUTSOS. Twenty-nine musical instruments with “earthy tones” can be heard in this film, including Chinese bamboo Dize & Xiao flutes, the African clay pot udu drum, a Cuban Marimbula thumb piano, a Middle Eastern frame drum, and Southwestern desert contemporary rim flutes.
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