Choreographer Stephen Pelton presents his work-in-progress, Lauda Adrianna, set to composer Gavin Bryars’ contemporary re-settings of 14th century Italian songs called laude. These songs were religious in nature, but not liturgical; sung only outside of the church its self. Considering these songs, which in Bryars’ versions hover somewhere between early and contemporary music, Lauda Adrianna asks what it is that devotional music offers a contemporary, non-religious listener. How does it comfort and inspire us--outside the context of any religious practice--when facing the mysteries of faith, life and death…??