Calling all video makers, aspiring or otherwise. We need your help to capture five simultaneous performances of Song for Pittsburgh, a song written by artist Jennifer Nagle Myers for the city and the people of Pittsburgh.
Positioned in different neighborhoods across the city including the Central Northside, East Liberty, and Downtown, Song for Pittsburgh will fill the air with performances by Tessa Barber, Ricardo Iamuuri, John Carson, Ian Bonnet, Dani Lamorte, and a mystery singer.
In the artist’s own words:
Song for Pittsburgh will be sung by the five-member Song for Pittsburgh Choir and I hope it will also be sung by you. At the same time, on the same day, the same song will be sung by people all over the city as a way to connect across the divides inherent to our cities and the people who inhabit them. It is a fleeting gesture of connectivity, creativity, and play.
This project is part one of a new series of work Pittsburgh Public Actions 2013 – an initiative I’m developing to provide free public performances throughout the city in a variety of modes and means.
Learn more about Song for Pittsburgh on Jennifer Nagle Myers’ website.
How to Participate
It’s this simple: Choose one of the five locations where Song for Pittsburgh will be performed, show up before 12:00pm on Sunday, April 21, set up your gear, record the performance live as it happens.
When your video is ready, post it to YouTube, Vimeo, or your favorite video hosting website and send a link to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on Friday, May 3rd. In collaboration with the artist, we’ll award prizes to the three best submissions.
- First Prize: A Full Access Video Membership package at Pittsburgh Filmmakers
- Second Prize: A Basic Access Video Membership package at Pittsburgh Filmmakers
- Third Prize: A Screenie subscription of 12 admissions to Pittsburgh Filmmakers theaters
After receiving everyone’s video, Sprout will produce a mash-up edit bringing together footage of all five performances to create a unique piece of documentation for this one-of-a-kind, participatory artwork.
Song for Pittsburgh was supported by a Connect Your City award from The Sprout Fund.