Dangerous Song is a collaboration between Linsey Pollak and Lizzie O’Keefe. It is our response to the current 6th Extinction Crisis and it’s a Song for the Planet. It combines human voice with the sounds of endangered and extinct animals.
After 3 years of working together and the creation of two albums and two Multimedia shows we want to move onto the next stage in our Dangerous Song journey and look at using new modes of visual projection (including Projection Mapping). These projected images will now more strongly align with the sounds that are being played at that moment so that the animals whose sounds are being used are represented visually. We plan to use multiple projectors, and screens that include the natural landscape as well as our bodies and costumes.
Later this year we will broaden our work in the Natural World by working on a project about communication between plants (as ‘Artists in Residence’ in Utrecht, Holland). We will explore the creation of music that responds to the electromagnetic variations between the surface of plant leaves and their root system. To do this we want to purchase a ‘BambooM’ which is a device that uses a MIDI interface to transform the impedance from a leaf to the root system of a plant into music.
Our project has an important message which speaks directly to the heart in a way that words cannot. It is important for us all to unite and make big changes to our current ways, so through our music we want to spread awareness and help generate a love for this beautiful planet and all it’s inhabitants.
We need to raise $9000. This will allow us to: purchase a short throw DLP projector; BambooM midi interface; contract a projection mapper; and contract a videographer and photographer to create visual documentation. This will enable us to take Dangerous Song to the next level, giving more opportunity for national and international touring, allowing us to spread this important message far and wide.
For more information on Dangerous Song visit: www.dangeroussong.com