Season XXX Volume 12 Issue 1 January-March 2015


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Mount Pleasant by Haun's Mill

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National Advisory Board

Charles Amirkhanian
Executive Director
Other Minds Festival
San Francisco, CA

Jeff Carpenter
Multimedia Specialist, NCSA
Urbana Champaign, IL

Kent Christensen
New York, NY

Karly Rothenberg
Faculty Member and
Industry Event Coordinator
AMDA College & Conservatory
Sun Valley, CA

Utah Advisory Board

Pauline Blanchard
The Pauline Blanchard Trust

Wayne Bradford
Systems Administrator
University of Utah

Harold Carr
Software Architect
Oracle Corporation

Victoria Rasmussen
Broad Band Computer Professional

Board of Directors

Kathy Valburg
Another Language President
Ice Skating Director

Sylvia Ring
Registered OR Nurse

Jan Abramson
University of Utah
Health Sciences
Grants Contract Officer


Jimmy Miklavcic
Founding Co-Director

Elizabeth Miklavcic
Founding Co-Director


Another Language Directors, Elizabeth and Jimmy Miklavcic, received the 1995 Utah Arts Festival/Mayor's Artists Award in Performing Arts.

InterPlay: Loose Minds in a Box was honored as a national semi-finalist for the 2006 Peoria Prize for Creativity.

InterPlay: Nel Tempo di Sogno received a 2007 City Weekly Artys Staff Award for Best Real-time, Distributed, Surrealistic, Cinema.

InterPlay: Carnivale received a 2008 City Weekly Artys Readers Choice Award for Best Opera/ Symphony performance by Travis Eberhard and Artemio Contreras.

InterPlay: AnARTomy was awarded the 2009 City Weekly Artys Staff Award - Best Reason To Set Your Alarm Sunday Morning.

Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters The Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters chose InterPlay: Performing on a High Tech Wire written by Elizabeth and Jimmy Miklavcic to receive the 2010 Best Paper Award in the Arts Category.

Duel*Ality 1.0 was awarded the Salt Lake City Weekly's 2011 Artys Staff Award - Best Mixed-Media Performance Art.



Another Language Performing Arts Company's Art-of-the-Month was created to publicly feature a variety of visual art expressions created by the directors of Another Language. Exhibiting abstract acrylic to digital paintings, and running the gambit in-between, this gallery exhibition offers the viewer an online gallery experience with a new addition each month. The Art-of-the-Month web program began September 2010, and features a variety of paintings, showing a body of work spanning decades. Extensive visual art galleries are available to supporting members in the Membership area of the website.

The Eye Has It
By Elizabeth &
Jimmy Miklavcic

This digital painting, created October 13, 2014, is one piece of the ongoing "Tag-You're-It" collaborative series by Elizabeth and Jimmy Miklavcic. The paintings are created on an iPad 2 using ArtStudio version 5.13 software.


Mount Pleasant Movie By Haun's Mill
Another Language Performing Arts Company's Ghost Town is underway and there are some really creative and fascinating sites in development. Be a part of the 30th Anniversary celebration by adding your creative voice to the Ghost Town project, which takes place completely online and is crowd sourced! Go to for further information. If you have questions please email info(at)anotherlanguage(dot)org or call (801) 707-9930.

This newsletter edition features the Ghost Town project of Haun's Mill,
Mount Pleasant by Eliza Wren and Nord Anderson:

My parents bought a cabin in Mount Pleasant. I loved going down there as sort of a retreat from modern life, some place that was quiet, where you could think, walk in the woods, roast marshmallows and play guitar by the campfire.
I wanted to write a song in the murder-ballad storytelling style that I loved so much from my favorite songwriters (i.e. Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, LeadBelly, Woody Guthrie). For some reason, I thought this quiet little town in the middle of central nowhere would be a perfect setting for this type of song. I also liked the idea of titling it Mount Pleasant because it is such a generic name for a city (I think nearly every state has a town/city with the same name). This way, people across the country could connect with the place name and imagine this tragic story happening somewhere near them.
Eliza Wren Mount Pleasant Movie
Jackson is the lead character who in an act of rage, murders his cheating lover, April, and her man. He then goes on the run, creates a disguise and moves across the country dodging the police, all the while being tormented by what he has done and the place where it happened. The police eventually track him down, shoot him, and his last thoughts are about how peaceful the town was before this giant mistake he made.
Exactly three years after I wrote the song a double homicide was committed in Mount Pleasant and Fairview, Utah. The female victim, Annette Young, was a former girlfriend of Donald Richardson, the murderer. Young's boyfriend, Martin Cannon, was murdered by Richardson shortly thereafter. Richardson was on the run for a couple of days but eventually ran out of gas and turned himself in to local authorities in Oregon. He is now serving life without parole.
By Nord Anderson


Eliza Wren, Nord Anderson,
Atticus & Sibyl Sappington,
Liesel Drysdale
Photo: Britte Sappington
Haun's Mill is a music and multimedia group out of Austin, Texas. The sounds are described as haunted saloon folk, combining spaghetti western, circus music and classic country. The sights include vintage film clips, original animation and documentary footage from the groups travels throughout the world.

Husband and wife team: Eliza Wren and Nord Anderson lead the project. Eliza lends her talent as a filmmaker in the live projections, as well as her inventive music videos. As a history major, Nord provides the storytelling. The group was formed upon Nord's writing of the song, Mt Pleasant (as featured in 'Ghost Town') and Eliza's childhood toy piano playing. Hoping for success again, the group will be opening their 2nd kickstarter campaign shortly. For more information please visit

Participate in the Ghost Town Project:
Another Language is encouraging investigations of Utah ghost towns. Original photographs, movies, animations, visual art, music soundscapes, poetry and text compositions submitted by participating artists will be uploaded to Correlations between historical ghost towns and modern conceptual ghost towns are encouraged. What is your personal ghost town? What do you see, think, and feel when experiencing a place that was once thriving?

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