In dark times

will there also be singing?

In dark times will there also be singing? is a participatory sound installation by American composer and sound artist William Dougherty. Passers-by in a public space are invited to sing a song that brings them joy. The participant is anonymously recorded. The voice of a previous participant then plays through a speaker in the space. The recordings are collected and are immediately available for playback. A sonic collage of the recordings is then crafted and shaped into a new composition for pre-recorded voices and live instruments which is performed by members of the community.

​In the dark times

Will there also be singing?

Yes, there will also be singing.

About the dark times.

-Bertolt Brecht, Svendborg Poems (1938)