geopositioning iPhone app w/ voices, electronics, viola
// Duration: 30'
// Date: 2014
// Instrumentation: voice actors, viola, electronics
// Created in collaboration with InVersion Theatre
// Texts by Wallace Stevens and Leah Goldberg
// App Launch: 6 September 2014
Co-created by William Steinberger and Marc LeMay
Director: William Steinberger
Composer/Sound Designer: Marc LeMay
App Developer: Jonathan Chen
Producer: Johnny Lloyd
Dramaturg: Rebecca LeVine
Featuring Melissa Dunphy, viola; and the voice talents of Ross Beschler, Melissa Dunphy, Hannah Gold, Brittany Kvitko, and Sam Sherburne.
Mirroring Sky is an interactive sound walk through Philadelphia's Center City that explores the intersection between theatre, music, and technology. The work addresses themes of the individual in the city and the simultaneously collective and solitary experience of urban life. Participants can download an iPhone application and use it to take a guided walk from Rittenhouse Square to the waterfront of the Schuylkill River Park. (For users without iPhones, the music and soundscapes are represented in their entirety in the Soundcloud playlist above.)
As participants walk through Philadelphia’s streets, they will experience a selection of site-specific dialogue, music, and sounds created by Artistic Director William Steinberger and Composer/Sound Designer Marc LeMay. The project is inspired by the poetry of Wallace Stevens and Leah Goldberg.
Mirroring Sky debuted as part of the 2014 Philadelphia Fringe Festival.
Click here to visit the streaming page hosted by InVersion Theatre