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Got urge to sing? Quick, call the Song Hotline

Michael Machosky
| Wednesday, April 8, 2009 12:00 a.m

OK, so you sing in the shower, and think you’re pretty good — but you aren’t necessarily up for the public scrutiny of “American Idol.”

Jennifer Roberts wants you to sing for her, instead.

Roberts, a Pittsburgh Filmmakers and LaRoche College grad, is working on a piece of experimental audio installation art, requiring some audience participation. She has created a national song hot line, 800-226-7625, ext. 7715, and anyone in the continental United States is invited to call in and sing, say, hum or play any song they want, anonymously. At the end of April, Roberts will compile all of these songs into a single audio track, which will be presented for gallery installation.

Roberts is a digital video editing teacher at Full Sail University in Orlando, Fla., and this project is for a graduate degree she is completing through the New School University. The Song Hotline will be up through April 24, and Roberts says she “would be honored to use the songs of Pittsburghers in my final project.”

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