Guidelines for 10+ performers
❁ First, read instructions and watch the video together without playing. Choose a duration for your performance.
❁ Choose one note from concert B, C, E, F, G for each clip.
❁ One musician will start the piece. They can pick a note and subsequent entries can be staggered to build up a chord.
❁ Be sure to listen to the group and let this inform your decision making.
❁ Form patterns and chords collectively, based on your listening to the other performers in the group.
❁ As you change notes (or group of notes) with each clip, maintain your focus on forming chords through listening to the group. Entries may be staggered to facilitate this in each section.
❁ If you’re playing an instrument that can play multiple notes at once, feel free to add additional notes to form a chord from the suggested notes.
❁ Consider using a particular register or sequence of notes for each section. You could decide to return to a similar register/group of notes as the video loops.
❁ Each score is a short loop. Let the repetition inform your choices.
❁ Think of the video like a conductor, where small movements indicate softer playing and larger movements indicate louder.
❁ The video is the only aesthetic precedent for the work - consider whether the sound you are making both individually and collectively aligns with the video.
❁ Consider all of the above in relation to the performers closest to you and the performers farthest from you.
A non-definitive list of instrument/tone colour choices for each clip:
❁ Rest (you don’t have to play the whole time)
❁ Play one note and hold it (there are some elements of the video that don’t vary greatly)
❁ Change the vibrato in response to a particular movement of the video
❁ Change bow direction in response to a movement
❁ Use tremolo (there are some elements of the video that are constantly moving)
❁ Start/stop the individual note
❁ Start/stop the individual note using a variety of articulations
❁ Go back and forth between two notes, basing the rhythm on the movement of a plant
❁ Go back and forth between three notes (or more)
❁ Repeat a small phrase in response to a particular movement of the video