Artist in Residence Performance, 9/23/17

On Saturday, September 23, 2017, the Anasazi Heritage Center will host Bonnie Schmader as its Artist in Residence for 2017.

Join musician, composer and natural sounds recordist, Bonnie Schmader at the Anasazi Heritage Center in listening to the Soundscape Suite of Canyons of the Ancients National Monument.

Bonnie Schmader has been a musician all her life, performing with many orchestras, jazz groups and chamber music ensembles. In October she will represent the U.S. by attending the Musicians Without Borders Advanced Training Program in the Netherlands, where she will work with other musicians from all parts of the planet, learning how to use music as a tool for peace-building, social activism and non-violent communication.  She is also an Environmental Educator, and a Therapeutic Musician.

Bonnie uses natural acoustic resources and cultural sound sources.

“These recordings will result in a public performance, slides, and discussion about the soundscapes of Canyons of the Ancients National Monument.  By performing live with the field recordings, I can help demonstrate the unique soundscapes of Canyons of the Ancients National Monument and show how they can inspire and interact with the visitor.”

Through the use of archaeoacoustic and bioacoustic samples in Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, she heightens awareness and inspires action to protect these soundscapes.

Bonnie continues: “As a performer, teacher, composer, recording artist and therapeutic musician, not a day goes by that I’m not somehow doing something musically.  I also love recording nature and other ambient sounds, so I’m always inspired when I’m able to combine these two passions.”