G.O. No.7: Sing the USA PATRIOT ACT

Dear Cantistadores,

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the still-active USA PATRIOT ACT (link to the full doc) THIS Wednesday, October 26, 2011, SF Guerrilla Opera invites you to sing in its 7th opera.

The opera’s as simple as this:

the score:

 

On October 26, 2011, sing the USA PATRIOT ACT to your nearest surveillance.

 

 

[end score]

This is the 2nd guerrilla opera you can perform anywhere, anytime–before work, between classes, after dinner, etc.

Here’s our operatic direction:

1. You are invited to sing as feels right in the moment (from belch to monotone to whisper to …).

2. Will you sing the entire USA PATRIOT ACT? A fragment? Your favorite moment? Something else? It’s up to you.

3. Will you sing to a surveillance camera? Your smartphone? Your parent? Your partner? The heavens? It’s up to you.

4. Costuming is up to you.

5. Documentation is up to you.

 

All documentation–be it video, audio, textual, or other–submitted to tcomitta@gmail.com will be published on this blog.

 

Looking forward to singing with you, wherever you are, THIS Wednesday!

 

With bravado,

SF Guerrilla Opera

 

 

 


2 Comments on “G.O. No.7: Sing the USA PATRIOT ACT”

  1. […] Composers or, rather, directors, authorities wield batons. But the scores of SF Guerilla Opera enact a problem-posing pedagogy, imperatives become invitations for collaboration as authorship is acknowledged and questioned: “the score: On October 26, 2011, sing the USA PATRIOT ACT to your nearest surveillance. [end score] This is the 2nd guerrilla opera you can perform anywhere, anytime–before work, between classes, after dinner, etc. Here’s our operatic direction: 1. You are invited to sing as feels right in the moment (from belch to monotone to whisper to …). 2. Will you sing the entire USA PATRIOT ACT? A fragment? Your favorite moment? Something else? It’s up to you. 3. Will you sing to a surveillance camera? Your smartphone? Your parent? Your partner? The heavens? It’s up to you. 4. Costuming is up to you. 5. Documentation is up to you.” [4] […]

  2. […] G.O. No.7: Sing the USA PATRIOT ACT […]


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