Subliminal History of New York StateListen to We Walk Among Us
Summer tour of Upstate New York teaching shape note singing schools and holding participatory performances of original shape note compositions written on site about each town. With Carrie Dashow and the Society for a Subliminal State.
Presented at the Schenectady Museum, Schenectady, NY, the Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy, NY, Rome Art and Community Center, Rome, NY, Historic Palmyra and the Palmyra Inn, Palmyra, NY, Niagara County Historical Society, Lockport, NY, and the Lily Dale Assembly, Lily Dale, NY, June-July 2007.
Additional performance and installation featuring a songmap of the tour and the Subliminal History of New York State: Route of Progress tunebook held at Eyebeam in New York City, September 2007.
Read more about The Subliminal History of New York State on the Society for a Subliminal State web site, view the project's songmap, featuring recordings of many of the songs from the tour, or read about related projects: Under Island songs and CD, SHNYS: Rosendale Edition, The Subliminal History of New York State, Route of Progress tunebook.
From the Society for a Subliminal State web site:
The Subliminal History of New York State is a project of the Society for a Subliminal State and incorporates local and New York history, research, songwriting, video and community engagement. At the project's core is a narrative about New York, its land progress, industrialization, utopianism – its "subliminal history." During the summer of 2007, New York City-based artist, Carrie Dashow, traveling with shape note singer and composer, Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg, unearthed and shared this "truer than true" story along the tour route, blending history, local lore, intuition, and geology.