World Jam(2020, 7min film for families)

Creative Team 

Mamoru Iriguchi:concept, animation

Greg Sinclair: musical direction, music, dramaturgy

Ellie Thompson: video design

Part of National Theatre of Scotland Play Dates programme.

World Jam is a conceptual zoom jam session by children from different time zones who sang Auld Lang Syne (accompanied by a young Scottish piper) at 2pm on 1st August at their local times. Their singing was filmed and edited into an imaginary zoom choir video. As though the participants were just friends living in a same town and singing together in one afternoon, except the climates and languages are vastly different to each other. World Jam to be a reminder of the joy of physically being with others, as well as the desire of feeling connected to people all around the planet.

World Jam would not have been possible without a revolutionary app called MOOZ. This video explain what it can achieve:

photo: Julia Bauer

photo: Julia Bauer

photo: Julia Bauer