Plot/09:This World and Nearer Ones

27 Jun. - End of Summer 2009 Governors Island, New York, NY, USA
"Patti and Jesse Smith’s spoken word poetry and musical composition Messages in a Bottle takes the form of an elegiac meditation upon the history, present, and future of Governors Island. Experienced intimately through headphones, it provides companionship, a whisper and melody in the ear as one wanders the island. Artist and musician Patti Smith collaborated with her daughter Jesse, an accomplished pianist, to make this audio work-Jesse created a soundscape to accompany the words and thoughts of her mother. An alternative to the typical didactic tour, this work offers a poetic approach to the consideration of history, drawing upon a very personal perspective. (from the website "
You can also download this composition from the website (Messages in a bottle.mp3) .