FUTURE CHORUS formed in the summer of 2017 as a way of addressing the fallout of the political moment after the 2016 presidential election. Made up up of an ensemble of over 25 friends, artists and musicians, the choir sings original and cover songs that are incantations to the forces that drive transformative socio-political resistance movements, offering messages of hope, resilience and empowerment to forge a better future.
During a month-long residency at the de Young Museum, The Song is Love tapped into the transformative power of art and collaboration to generate empathy in a moment of political disaster in the United States after the 2016 presidential election. Through multiple collaborations with artists, musicians and the public, the residency at the museum upheld collective creative activity as a force capable of turning the tide away from hate and callousness, toward wider affirmative forces of love, imagination and inclusivity. For the duration of the project, Wolff’s studio was set up as an intimate space within the museum and visitors were invited to send letters of solidarity into the wider world at an art and letter-writing station made by local woodworker Nobuto Suga. In addition to the development of new work and letter writing activities, FUTURE CHORUS practiced weekly and performed at the museum on December 2nd, along with dance by choreographer Lauren Benjamin and a prelude by Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs.