Homeland is a series of songs and stories that creates a poetic and political portrait of contemporary American culture. Conceived as one long piece of music, Homeland moves through many worlds—from Greek tragedy to American business models. The stories and songs that make up Homeland are marked by a political urgency. They address the current climate of fear, obsession with information and security. They are also—as with all of Anderson’s work—personal and utterly unique.
The music, built on the foundation of groove electronics, will feature many of the new melodic forms Anderson has been developing on the violin and in her recent work with new electronic systems and Tuvan throat singers. Anderson is joined in Homeland by several musicians skilled in improvisation so each performance is unique.
Sonically, Homeland is the most sophisticated Anderson production to date. However the electronic controls are all virtual and Homeland is a tour de force of spoken word, music and technology.
A keenly, sometimes wryly, observed criticism of contemporary America.