Sorrel Hays and Marilyn Ries

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Sorrell Hays frequently incorporates video into her concerts, and has also produced film and video documentary and art. The video =House= which she directed was part of =Sound Shadows= concert that opened the 1990 Whitney Museum Acoustica Festival, and was shown at Women in the Directorps Chair Chicago. With filmmaker George Stoney, she coproduced the hour documentary =Southern Voices: A Composerps Exploration= that won Blue Ribbon from the American Film Festival. Her documentary on the womenps peace camp at Seneca, New York, =C.D., The Ritual of Civil Disobedience= was shown at the National Video Festival and in a travleing exhibition of the American Film Institute. Her film =M.O.M. and P.O.P.= was commissioned and premiered by the Radio Bremen Festival Musica Nova, and has been shown frequently in the U.S., including at Film Forum, New York, and the Womens Studies National Conference at Rutgers. Recently she produced the art video =Reconstruction= at Flea Theater/Roulette and Café Cornelia in New York City including live vocal and electronics interaction with soprano Kristin Norderval. SORREL HAYSps new comic theater =Queen Bee-ing, The Bee Opera= is the fourth of her music dramas concerned with gender places and spaces. Sorrel wrote =Dream in Her Mind= and =Love in Space= on commission from West German Broadcasting Cologne. The Chattanooga Opera commissioned her to write =The Glass Woman=, which was produced in New York in 1993 as one of Opera Americaps Opera for the Nineties and Beyond. Her spoof on American busyness =Something (To Do) Doing=, for 15 actor/chanters and scat singer, was exhibited in the Whitney Museumps first audio art show in 1990. Her music and videos featured in the Copenhagen Festival, Yapi Kredi Festival Istanbul, Kassel Documenta, Heideberg Festival Blau, and Spoleto. Sorrelps music is recorded on New World, Finnadar Atlantic, Folkways, Tellus, Opus One, Townhall, Centaur and Wergo labels.