Canto de Todes: Song for All

Singer and performance artist Dorian Wood exhibits a 12-hour composition and installation inspired by a lyric written by the late Chilean singer and songwriter Violeta Parr. Combining both live performances with a chamber quartet and pre-recorded movements, the durational work mixes a genre-defying canon of folk, pop, and experimental music of Central and Latin America. Developed in harmony with the Armory’s historic period rooms and specifically the craftspeople that constructed the building at its inception, this Armory commission spotlights timely issues of migration and emphasizes the urgency of folk music as a vessel for social change.

The day will be punctuated by concurrent readings, screenings, conversations, and collaborations curated by film scholar Michael Gillespie and the Tierra Narrative poetry collective.

Presented in collaboration with the Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present


Making Space at the Armory is supported, in part, with public funds provided by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.

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October 19, 2024

Saturday, October 19, 11:00am–11:00pm

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