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SINGING THE NYC PHONEBOOK

SINGING THE NYC PHONEBOOK

SINGING THE NYC PHONE BOOK: CENTER FOR BOOK ARTS:  Linda Mary Montano

OCTOBEER 7, 2016

Many years ago, I chanted the names of people in a phone book from a tower in a mid western city.

It was a majestic and  classic and grandiose event . But alas, it was banned and shut down because it reverberated all over the area and sounded eerily like a death chant.

That was years ago.

For Nicolas Dumit Estevez’s event titled: ENACTING THE TEXT: PERFORMING WITH WORDS  



I WILL:

Chant names and not addresses from the Manhattan phone book.

This is not a dirge although maybe a reminder that we all will die some day.
Why am I doing this?
I  like to sing and will use any occasion and excuse to do so.
My current work is now INTERACTIVE because I am old enough to know it is no longer about me, but about us.
The audience will be invited to participate sonically.
Never fear, it will be easy.
Linda Mary Montano, 2016, Saugerties NY.