Friday, September 14, 2012

A Challenge

Below is part of the email I talked to you about:

My name is dawn pierce and I am an assistant professor of voice in the school of music.  I'm writing to ask you to encourage them to participate with me  on a recital that is using technology and audience interaction to create a performance that is a collaboration of words, art, music and audience feedback.  There are several collaborators on this project, including pianist Charis Dimaris, technical artist, Cass Barbour and soprano, Emily Newton.  In addition we have a number of visual artists who are giving us visual images that will be used as a sort of projected scenery and would be open to submissions in that category as well.

We are looking for short, creative videos (submitted by Oct. 1, 2012) that express a quote.  Each quote or poem has been chosen to accompany the feeling and or/meaning of our musical pieces.  The videos will precede each musical piece to which they are thematically tied.

Here are a couple of quote examples. Visit for more information and to see the 10 quotes for which we are seeking a video interpretation.  We would love to see what your students bring to life from these written words.

“Ambition is a lust that is never quenched, but grows more inflamed and madder by enjoyment.”

- Thomas Otway

“And none will hear the postman’s knock
Without a quickening of the heart.
For who can bear to feel himself forgotten?”

- W. H. Auden

Here is a little inspiration to get started.

Word in Motion, 2012 from Smile for London on Vimeo.

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