NOISY PEOPLE is my 2007 feature-length documentary about improvising musicians in the San Francisco Bay Area. To purchase the DVD or get more information, see perkis.com/noisypeople

The full film is also available at vimeo.com/channels/noisypeople

Glass shards and pinecones, glaciers, boxspring mattresses, a flock of accordions, circular saw blades, viola, the erhu, hyenas and whales and elk, Cheryl E. Leonard�s works explore subtle textures and intricacies in sounds not generally considered musical. These investigations often include the creation of instruments, primarily from found materials.

In addition to her musical endeavours Leonard is a mountaineer, studies aikido and Chinese landscape painting, and collects pinecones with handles.

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