At the end of the spring semester, CWRU Choirs joined choral ensembles and vocal groups from all over Ohio to record a FrontArt commissioned film that will premier on July 16 and run daily through Sep 30.
"Five Hundred Twenty-Four," a video installation by Lenka Clayton and Phillip Andrew Lewis, is shown every day (times below) on a monumental screen in the entrance lobby of the Cleveland Clinic J Building Miller Family Pavilion, acting as a greeting for the millions of patients, visitors, and caregivers who visit Main Campus. The video features singers from over twenty different Cleveland-area choirs counting numbers in an iterative process: one person sings “one,” then two people sing “two” and so forth, to 524. Each choir was filmed separately, and the artists weave together the audio while the video features each choir individually. Although the singers may have not been all in the same room, they become one collective musical body through the artists’ digital efforts—a way of fostering community many have become comfortable with through the COVID-19 pandemic.
8:00 am | 11:00 am | 1:00 pm | 3:00 pm
Five Hundred Twenty-Four, 2022
Lenka Clayton and Phillip Andrew Lewis