And Death Shall Have No Dominion

A participatory singing event for synchronized headphone choir
Date and Time: 
June 21, 2014 - 11:00AM to 11:45AM
Event Location: 
Poets House

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.

Click here for more information, registration, and to download music and app that allows you to synchronize your iPhone with other event participants.

Event Sponsored By: 
Co-presented by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Make Music New York and Poets House in association with American Opera Projects as part of the River To River Festival 2014.
Event Type: 
Readings and Conversations