Music is all around us. All you have to do is listen.
That is what happened one day when outdoor-enthusiast and composer Cheryl Leonard was in the woods, improvising with a friend. She took a rosined bow and bowed the bark of a tree and other nature objects to explore their sounds. Although she did not hear much, she explored the idea further by amplifying the micro-aural worlds around us. That is the music to Leonard’s ears.
The importance of the arts in our community cannot be overstated. They bring vitality and energy to the entire region.
At UWM, one especially important effort is the commitment to make the arts available and accessible to all generations - including older people suffering from dementia.
Host Tom Luljak talks with Anne Basting, professor of theater in UWM’s Peck School of the Arts, and Chelsea Wait, who is a doctoral student in architecture but involved now in a very interesting community arts program.