Dust in the Bottomland

Dust in the Bottomland by Nate May is a musical monodrama that paints a complex portrait  of contemporary Appalachia. Over the past three years, the project has grown to include the musical work itself, essays, photographs, and a published zine, and our collaboration continues. Nate is orchestrating a version for chamber ensemble and bass voice and we are developing a hybrid film incorporating elements of cinematic opera and participatory documentary with filmmaker Kate Fowler.

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