THE LONG SONG
A Song That Stretches Over One Mile
For 21 (or more) Performers
Penn Avenue between Highland Avenue and Main Street
Sunday June 26
4pm – 6pm
4:15pm tour leaves from Highland and Penn, led by Magicorgans
//Raindate: Sunday June 31//
The Long Song is a new, fresh, collaborative composition. The Long Song is many things: song, shout, choreography, street theater, a long walk and a scene in a film – all rolled into one.
WITH PERFORMANCES BY:::::::
Michael David Battle
Two artists from the BOOM roster
Bitter Whiskers – Tessa Barber, Emily Fear, James Todd
Magic Organs – DS Kinsel and Julie Mallis
This work will premiere for the Pittsburgh Festival of New Music, a monthlong celebration in May 2016 of new music throughout the city. Original date was set for May but got rained out, so this is the raindate event. Support for this work comes from an Awesome Pittsburgh grant and The Heinz Endowment and The Pittsburgh Foundation. This work is being made in partnership with Boom Concepts, a creative hub and a community organization created for the expansion of activity for artists, musicians, and entrepreneurs in this city.
More than 21 performers will perfom along the Penn Avenue corridor from Highland Avenue to Main Street. Performers are free to interpret the score (lyrics) as they desire. The result will be an unrehearsed, collaborative, brand new work that can take many variations and forms. It will go the full two hours.
The Long Song can be experienced by beginning at Highland and Penn and walking the length of the mile, or in sections, from the end to the beginning, or walking backwards and jumping rope. It will be experienced by everyone differently.