"The Murder of Crows" by Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller
Sound and mixed media installation with 98 audio speakers, 21 amplifiers, miscellaneous media, 1 computer, electronics, 1 horn speaker, 55 chairs
August 3rd - September 9th, 2012 at the Park Avenue Armory.
"The piece is a requiem to a world of positivity and utopia that - although heralded at the end of the Cold War after 1989 - seems to have disappeared in our time of pathological "war on terror" and "ethnocidal" violence that mark the darker sides of globalization." - program notes
I attended opening day.
"The Murder of Crows" is a memorable, dream-like journey. Janet Cardiff's forte is using sound spatialization to create immersive environments that replace visual elements typically essential to theater.
I hope even this poor quality IPad3 sound clip will whet your appetite.