Beautifully Scary, a docucumentary by Russ Wiltse, explores the landscape of contemporary music in America in the 20th century and beyond. The film highlights the founding and successive generations of composers representative of trends in modern classical music. Interviews with some of the most influential American composers will give the viewer a better sense of both the circumstances that shaped this tradition, and the creative visions that have emerged from it. The overall purpose is to bring greater attention to the innovative work being done, and it’s importance to the fabric of modern American culture.
Take a break from the news and the debates and tune in to Rocky Mountain PBS on Thursday, October 8 at 8 pm prime time.