Heidi Rodewald is the Tony Award-nominated and Obie Award-winning co-composer of the 2008 Broadway musical Passing Strange. Her newest project, A Lifesaving Manual, samples words and phrases from Red Cross Lifesaving Manuals published over the last century and composes them into an audiovisual meditation on aid, safety and care. With direction and visual composition by Josh Higgason, A Lifesaving Manual features vocals by David Driver, Rodewald and Stew. Rodewald's multi-layered music for guitar, bass, piano, trumpet, woodwinds, strings and drums elegantly fuses her pop and rock sensibilities. Enveloped in a filmic score of life-saving diagrams, text and day-to-day encounters, A Lifesaving Manual contemplates how we might care for ourselves, each other and our world in these uncertain times.
After the initial premiere, the video will be viewable on demand for two months beginning Monday, May 9 at 6PM.
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