'Song for Pittsburgh' is a song I wrote for the city, performed by a fragmented choir.
At the same time, on the same day, this song was sung as a way to connect across the divides inherent to our cities and the people who inhabit them. It was a fleeting gesture of connectivity, creativity, and play. Choir members included Ricardo Iamuuri, John Carson, Tessa Barber, Dani Lamorte and Ian Bonnet.
I also encouraged anyone who wanted to sing to do so from wherever they were at that time. Participation came from The Dress Exchange Choir performing from Squirrel Hill in Pittsburgh; the Wildflower Quintet singing from Williamsburg, Virginia; with additional singing in Florida, New Jersey, and Texas. The song can be interpreted however you'd like. Once I give you the lyrics, it is yours. Music was composed to the song by Devin Arrington.
Performed on Sunday, April 21, 2013 at High Noon.
Link to videos:
Ricardo Iamuuri, Song for Pittsburgh Choir member in East Liberty
Dani Lamorte, Song for Pittsburgh Choir member on the Northside
The Dress Exchange Choir in Squirrel Hill