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And Death Shall Have No Dominion
And Death Shall Have No Dominion is a participatory singing event for a synchronized headphone choir in honor of Dylan Thomas’s 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 on June 21 at 11:00 am, 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 outside of Poets House in Rockefeller Park.
Participants are invited to reflect on Thomas’s 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.