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Stephanie Rowden: Audio Story Featured by Third Coast Audio Festival

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Stamps Associate Professor Stephanie Rowdens long-form audio piece, Gravitation and Other Graces, was selected as a Third Coast Audio Festival In the Spotlight” story. 

Part documentary, part rumination, and part fairy tale, Gravitation is a 26-minute audio essay about the care we give and the care we receive through Stephanie’s conversations with an elderly man named Wolfgang, her interactions with his circle of caregivers, and her experiences recovering from a long-term illness.

Gravitations music was developed under the direction of composer and improviser Andrew Bishop (clarinet, bass clarinet) with additional improvisations by Julian Bridges (marimba) and Dave Haughey (cello).The music recording was engineered by Jason Corey and Austin Stawowczyk in the Duderstadt Center at the University of Michigan.

Read more about Gravitation and Other Graces and listen to the story here.