Check out our new video created by our very own Kai-Huei Yau to get a sneak peak at the portraits of a few Daughters of Hanford! Dig the music? It’s called Fission Phizz and it was composed by Sally Singer Tuttle and Kristin Vining. Download it as a free ringtone here.
The multimedia project Daughters of Hanford opening at The REACH in Richland, Wash., Aug. 1, released its new musical theme called “Fission Phizz” today.
Walla Walla area composers Sally Singer Tuttle and Kristin Vining composed and performed the whimsical theme, which will pique public radio listeners’ interest when they are played with the feature stories. “Fission Phizz” is also a free downloadable (right click to save the file) ringtone.
Tuttle has played venues like Boston’s Tanglewood Music Center, New York’s Museum of Modern Art and Glinka Hall in St. Petersburg, Russia. She teamed up with pianist Kristin Vining to create the song “Fission Phizz.” The two musicians were inspired to compose for Daughters of Hanford when they learned that the fresh multimedia exhibit tells stories about women and their relationship with the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.
“This project is unique,” Vining said, “in that Sally and I had to instantly communicate a specific sense of energy through music. Also the fact that we, as women and artists, were collaborating musically to celebrate the stories of other women gave this project a unique sense of excitement.”
Co-composer and cello player Tuttle, says she imagined a piano sound that bubbles and fizzes in a continuous and energetic sort of chemical process.
“Kristin found the sound, following two preparatory chords, the thoughtful setting up of an experiment,” Tuttle said. “The cello begins as a separate voice of equal mass, the hummed song of a happy woman of brilliant mind.”
“Daughters stories are really gaining momentum and regional interest now,” said Anna King, Daughters principal. “It was so fun to work with Sally and Kristen as they finessed this piece of music into its final form. Lilting, bubbly and wonderful – we feel so lucky to have ‘Fission Phizz’ as part of our series of a dozen public radio stories and portraits.”
For more information contact Anna King at 253.208.7727 or email@example.com.
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Listen to Anna King’s interview on Coast Community Radio.
Anna King was part of of the Columbia Forum and spoke about Daughters of Hanford. Read about it here.
Daughters of Hanford was mentioned on the editorial page as a project that has “opened our eyes a little more in the Mid-Columbia.” Read the full article here.
Anna king was on xConnectNW on Northwest Public Television. Watch it here!
A great article about Daughters of Hanford was published in the Tri-City Herald today. Read more about the project here.
Photographer, Public Radio Correspondent and Artist Launch Daughters of Hanford Multimedia Series
Interactive gallery show opens July 2015 at the REACH Museum
Richland, Wash. — March 3, 2015 — The multimedia project Daughters of Hanford debuts this
week on public radio across the Northwest in honor of Women’s History Month in March.
The project weaves oral histories with portraiture in a 12-part radio series, interactive website,
geo-mapping application and art exhibit opening in July 2015 at the REACH in Richland. The goal is to
share with listeners and viewers the experiences of @HanfordWomen past, present and future.
Daughters of Hanford illuminates women who have played a role in the development of the
Hanford Nuclear Reservation, and have been affected by the largest refinery of weaponized
plutonium, which is now the largest environmental cleanup site in the nation. It features
interviews, photography and design produced by three collaborators:
Anna King is a correspondent for the Northwest News Network, a collaboration of more than a
dozen regional public radio stations. She reports on everything from agriculture to Hanford for 1.6
million weekly listeners. She’s producing the dozen radio stories about women and Hanford.
Kai-Huei Yau, a Seattle-based photographer and former journalist at the Tri-City Herald, is
photographing portraits of each woman that will complement these radio stories and comprise
the gallery exhibit at the REACH.
Doug Gast is an exhibiting artist, an associate professor of fine arts, and the director of the Digital
Technology and Culture program at Washington State University Tri-Cities. He is creating a webbased
platform that enables visitors to view the portraits and artwork and hear each woman’s
story in her own words.
Daughters of Hanford will teach and inspire future generations of artists, engineers, journalists,
watchdogs and scientists while serving as a catalyst for regional discussion.
The project is hosted by the REACH and sponsored by Northwest Public Radio and Washington
State University Tri-Cities. This project is also made possible by generous support from members of the community.
Phyllis Fletcher 206.221.2728 firstname.lastname@example.org
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