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Now It’s Time to Record Your Rime!

By Harriet Staff

Record Your Rime

We’re thrilled to be partnering with the Brooklyn Academy of Music to collect your renditions of Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” through our Record-A-Poem project at SoundCloud. The good folks at BAM are staging a production of Fiona Shaw’s Tony Award nominated play The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, and they’d love to hear your saltiest take on the poem. Here are all the details ye need to know:

Deadline for submissions is December 1, 2013 at midnight.

In a few weeks, we’ll edit together a single crowd-sourced reading featuring as many of your voices as possible and post to the blog. And if you participate through Soundcloud, your entire reading will be preserved as part of Record-a-Poem for poetry posterity.

Two Ways to Participate:

By Email

1. Record yourself reading the excerpt below. Don’t be afraid to get creative! (Smartphone apps like Voice Memo are easiest. Just try to keep your phone 8-10 inches from your face).
2. Save file as “LastName FirstName Rime” (Example: Doe John Rime.m4a)
3. Email your clip to rime@BAM.org. Be sure to include where you’re from and your age (optional) if you’d like to be credited later on.

By Soundcloud

1. Record yourself reading the excerpt below. Don’t be afraid to get creative! (Smartphone apps like Voice Memo are easiest. Or download the Soundcloud app and record it directly to the site. Just try to keep your mic 8-10 inches from your face).
2. Join (or log into) Soundcloud.com.
3. Join the Record-a-Poem Group on Soundcloud.
4. Upload your file.
5. Name your file RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER by COLERIDGE read by YOURNAME.
6. Tag your poem with “poem”, “poetry”, and “Coleridge”.
7. Click “More Options,” click “Downloads” to enable downloading, and save.
8. Click “Go to your sound” and add the file to the Record-a-Poem Group.
9. Fill out this form to register your entry.

To set you up: you’re a sailor, whose ship has been blown off course. You might have been saved, but you’re bad with birds and shot the magic albatross that was making the winds blow. To the chagrin of your crew, you’re stuck again. (Read the entire poem here).

Don’t be a landlubber! Go here to do this!

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Posted in Foundation News on Thursday, November 21st, 2013 by Harriet Staff.