Dance to the Rhythm by the Roundhouse Choir
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Roundhouse Sound & Song has developed an online collaborative songwriting practice grounded in individual soundwalks. Participants use soundwalking to gather lyrical material for an original song, and write the song together through weekly online sessions led by composer Leah Abramson. For Dance to the Rhythm, Leah and the group invited choreographer Veronica Berezowsky (who leads Arts & Health’s Moving Stories project), Remix artist Kyle Cashen, and Video artist danielle Mackenzie Long to help them transform their sound and create this video. For a step by step guide for how to do this kind of work, visit Leah’s project page at the Canadian New Music Participatory Music Hub, where you can explore many participatory music projects.