Year Completed: 2009
Media: RFID Technology, finish line, people running

The Crescendo Project is an automated praise-singing machine that is triggered at the completion of a race when a runner crosses the finish line and it sings his/her name to the melody of Handel’s Hallelujah. My goal is to provide an enhanced race experience highlighting spirituality and running under the guise of art. This project orchestrates the visual spectacle of a race in a musical form, praising the runner as he/she crosses the finish line. 35 runners laced up their sneakers on September 26th to participate in the project as part of the 5th Annual Big Brother Big Sisters of New York City RBC Race in Riverside Park.

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Laura Nova