Call for Singers- And Death Shall Have No Dominion
Date: June 6, 2014
Location: New York, USA
AND DEATH SHALL HAVE NO DOMINION
Saturday, June 21 | 11:00 AM
Converges at Rockefeller Park (Battery Park City) at 11:45am
New York, NY
Conceived & Composed by Pete M Wyer
Celebrating the centenary of the birth of Dylan Thomas, 'And Death Shall Have No Dominion' is a once-off participatory singing event for a synchronized headphone choir in honor of his famous poem.
Using an app that contains the accompaniment and synchronizes their mobile devices, participants set-off along 45 minute walking routes through lower Manhattan, singing the words of the renowned poet across the landscape of his final days.
The performers begin their walk individually, singing just one part. Little by little, as routes converge, the song is revealed in its fullness until eventually, everyone assembles together for a grand choral finale accompanied by the Asphalt Orchestra, at Rockefeller Park.
Participants are invited to reflect on Thomas’ words that famously declare triumph over death in the context of their own personal journey. Anyone can take part–it is unnecessary to read music or to have sung in a choir previously!
Watch the video for more information: http://youtu.be/5ifmOQXL75M
Immediately following the Dylan Thomas event, all singers are invited to an open reading session of contemporary choral music featuring pieces by New York composers including Jonathan David, Michael Dellaira, Bill Heigen, Tarik O’Regan, Bettina Sheppard, and Martha Sullivan. (http://www.seeadot.com/MMNY)
Registration & Further Information:
This is a FREE event but registration is recommended.
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