A field of 32 microphones welcomes participants to sing their hearts out, karaoke style, celebrating the magic of singing together.
Participants connect with one another, building upon the contagion of this uplifting activity and sharing in a collective musical experience. Beyond beautiful voices, it’s about living a communal experience; the pleasure comes from doing it together.
The system integrates different sound technologies to stimulate participation. A sound processing system auto-tunes the voices, lightly adjusting the pitch and reverb so that anyone, even the ones less skilled at singing, can sound good, and feel comfortable taking part.
The songs featured at the Giant Sing Along have been chosen by its public prior to the event, ideally around the time of its announcement. Taking advantage of the excitement around the up and coming event, people are invited to send songs they would love to sing along to, via a simple web interface, possibly hosted on the event’s official website.
ORIGINALLY COMMISSIONED BY NORTHERN LIGHTS.MN, MINNESOTA STATE FAIR
A project by Daily Tous Les Jours
Created by: Mouna Andraos & Melissa Mongiat
In collaboration with Kelsey Snook
Producer: Antoine Clayette
Lead Designer: Alexandre Landry
Industrial Designer: Sébastien Dallaire
Sound Designer: Frédéric Auger
Technical Director: Eva Schindling
Technical Coordination: Tara DeSimone
Graphic Designer: Pawel Karkowski
Programing and Editing: Michael B. Baker, Peter Rockwell, and Alejandro De Léon
Junior Designer: Yolène Leroux
Video: Geoffrey Boulangé
Photography: Steve Dietz, and Andrea Steudel
Special thanks to: Steve Dietz, Renee Pearson, Andrea Steudel, and the team at Northern Lights.mn, Minnesota State Fair, Bremer Bank, Allied Audio, and Merika Technology
And to all our friends and families who sang their hearts out while we adjusted the system...