Dispelling the notion that deserts are deserted places, Desert Dreams immerses viewers in a world filled with life and beauty year-round.
This 52-minute multimedia tapestry showcases 182 species of Sonoran Desert plants and animals in a five-season chronology. HD video content and time-lapse imagery captured over four years blends with stills from Thomas Wiewandt’s photographic archive compiled over three decades. Using no narration, Desert Dreams combines natural sounds with a kaleidoscope of flute and percussion vignettes by Gary Stroutsos. Twenty-nine musical instruments with “earthy tones” can be heard in this film, including Chinese bamboo Dize & Xiao flutes, the African clay pot udu drum, a Cuban Marimbula thumb piano, a Middle Eastern frame drum, and Southwestern desert contemporary rim flutes.
- Run Time- 52 Minutes
- Produced by Wild Horizons Productions