Guidelines for 10+ performers (vocalists)
❁ First, read the instructions and watch the video together without playing. Choose a duration for your performance.
❁ One singer will start the piece, picking a single note. Subsequent entries will also begin singing this pitch.
❁ Breathe as necessary
❁ 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.
❁ Each score is a 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 texture of your voice in response to a movement
❁ Change the vowel sound you are singing in response to a movement
❁ Change the speed of vibrato in response to a particular movement of the video (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 an element of the video
❁ Go back and forth between three notes (or more)
❁ Repeat a small phrase in response to a particular movement of the video