Song from the Uproar
Song from the Uproar by Missy Mazzoli tells the story of the life of the early twentieth-century feminist, nomad, and novelist Isabelle Eberhardt (1877–1904), who left her native home of Geneva, Switzerland, to travel the deserts of North Africa. The film and soundtrack feature some of LA’s top new music players, as well as the choreography of critically-acclaimed dancer/choreographer Faith Jensen-Ismay. The instrumentation for the work is unconventional, inspired by the composer’s rock ‘n’roll roots: piano, clarinet, flute, electric guitar, double bass, and electronics. Lighting design for the film is by Professor Jason Mann, costume design by Professor Andre Harrington, soundtrack recording by Cash Tijerina, and cinematography by James Trotter. The film will be available for streaming in Spring 2021. Stage direction is by CSUSB’s own Dr. Stacey Fraser, with musical direction by Dr. Alastair Edmonstone.