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Imagined DNA Portraits (2016)

For the last 6 months I’ve been working on an historic family history project that consists of “Imagined DNA Portraits” painted to represent each Dorsey male that I descend from for the last 200 years. As a long time student of genealogy, my idea was to include a musical soundtrack for each man’s portrait, to tell more of his story, based on an immense amount of documented information that I have researched and collected for over 20 years. When I caught wind of the RPM Challenge, I wanted to do it, so I signed up. I’ve written 8 individual soundtracks, one for each of my ancestors (and myself) who’s stories are being told through my imagined interpretation of what I know of their lives, their wives, and their experiences. When I picture myself in their shoes, telling my story and theirs to my great-grandchildren, I want the next generation to have a greater understanding of where they come from and who their family is and who they were. I want them to know that this is what it sounds like.

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Imagined DNA Portraits(2016)

For the last 6 months I’ve been working on an historic family history project that consists of “Imagined DNA Portraits” painted to represent each Dorsey male that I descend from for the last 200 years. As a long time student of genealogy, my idea was to include a musical soundtrack for each man’s portrait, to tell more of his story, based on an immense amount of documented information that I have researched and collected for over 20 years. When I caught wind of the RPM Challenge, I wanted to do it, so I signed up. I’ve written 8 individual soundtracks, one for each of my ancestors (and myself) who’s stories are being told through my imagined interpretation of what I know of their lives, their wives, and their experiences. When I picture myself in their shoes, telling my story and theirs to my great-grandchildren, I want the next generation to have a greater understanding of where they come from and who their family is and who they were. I want them to know that this is what it sounds like.


Pioneer   (preferred)
Blacksmith
Farmer - Panic in the Garden
Horsetrader
Cobbler
Coin Collector
Life of a Salesman
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