This video is shown as part of the installation The Erasure of Everyday Time.   In this video, traditional Sacred Harp Shape Note singers are recorded in an industrial wind tunnel.  The four singers sing, and then repeat, the traditional song Idumea.  Adhering to the shape note singing tradition, they first sing the ‘shapes’ (i.e., the sounds that represent each note of music).  Then they sing the words.  The wind tunnel fans quickly pick up speed.

Contributors:  Elizabeth Rossano, cinematography; Sean Clute, audio recording; Bill Wolter, audio master; Kerry Cullinan, Constance Des Marais, Scott Luscombe, Moira Smiley, singers

Everyone involved in this project donated their time.  The use of the wind tunnel was donated by SOH Wind Engineering.