Sing With Me is a collaborative singing experience that allows participants to sing part of a song and then see their contribution stitched into the song and projected onto a large public wall. It was designed and developed for the 2018 Flying Carpet Music Festival in Mardin, Turkey. In the three days that the installation ran during the festival about 400 people (children and adults alike) sang in our singing booth and then ran into the adjacent room to see themselves projected onto a wall alongside the other participant contributions.
The energy of the children was infectious and on the third day they even broke the door to the listening room from constantly running back and forth between it and the singing station!
It was an absolute joy and an incredible experience to partner with Sirkhane on this project and I hope to one day return to the beautiful city of Mardin. An enormous thank you to Sahba Aminikia, Pinar Demiral, the wonderful staff at the Mardin Museum, the US Embassy of Public Affairs and of course the countless artists, musicians, volunteers, dreamers and children that made the Flying Carpet Festival and this project possible.