Crow Crankies

A curious collection of crow crankies!

Crow River Song - Katherine Fahey
This ghost story rendition of Crow Song River was performed at the Peabody School of Music Library in Baltimore, Maryland Halloween night of 2014. Story written by Jan Merker. More information in the story below. katherinefahey.com

Kaweah or Crow Song River

Baltimore artist Katherine Fahey premiered Crow Song River at the Baltimore Crankie Fest April 12th, 2014. 

Kaweah or Crow River Song is the story of a girl who is isolated from the world. She is afraid to leave her home until she is lured out of her safe space by the beauty and wonder of the world. She encounters some challenges on the way that drive her to strive harder and lead to an unexpected transformation.

It is a "projected crankie" using two overhead projectors (see picture). She collaborated with a dancer and song writer. Read about it here.

You Raise the Hawk
Artwork and narration by Brendan Taaffe of Vermont, letter pressing by Hannah Regier. The poem, You Raise the Hawk, is from the book "Bucolics" written by Maurice Manning, published 2007. brendantaaffe.com
Poor Old Crow - Sandy Buchner
This was created by Sandy Buchner of Seattle, Washington!
As The Crow Flies
This Crankie uses an overhead projector and an acetate roll. ‘As the Crow Flies’ is a story in the making, slowly inching nearer to completion. This roll was made during a residency at The Performance Centre in Penryn and is the teaser trailer for the longer story. Made by Hope & Anchor – Joanna Hope Bricher & Alex Goodman. Sound recordings by Samuel Rodgers and music borrowed from Billy Childish. www.hope-anchor.co.uk Alex is from Cornwall, UK and Joanna resides in Manchester, UK.
The Jealous Crow
THIS PAPER CUT CRANKIE IS FROM SINGER, GUITARIST, POET DEJAH LEGER OF SEATTLE. dejahleger.com
The Blackbird
THE BLACKBIRD WAS CREATED BY BLAIR THOMAS AND CO. FROM CHICAGO. A SHADOW PUPPET BLACKBIRD FLYING FROM ONE SCROLL TO ANOTHER!! www.blairthomas.org
A Murder of Crows
THIS IS ONE OF MY FIRST CRANKIES. SKYE RICHENDRFER IS PLAYING AN ADAPTION OF A 16TH CENTURY PIPING PIOBAIREACHD ON THE SMALL SCOTTISH PIPES. THE TUNE MIMICS THE SOUND OF CROWS.
Meet Edgar!
THIS IS MY PET CROW EDGAR, HE LIKES TO KEEP AN EYE ON US WHEN WE ARE IN THE KITCHEN. Sue Truman