You are invited to take part in a [b][size=14pt]LARGE SCALE[/size] improvisation [/b] performance at
[b]11.45AM[/b] for 12.00 midday start on
Monday the [b]13TH JULY 2009 [/b] at
[b]TRAFALGAR SQUARE, LONDON[/b]
As part of Anthony Gormley’s ONE&OTHER installation http://www.london.gov.uk/fourthplinth/plinth/gormley.jsp
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11.45am arrive Trafalgar Square and set up/receive instructions/final pieces
12.00 noon introduce event and begin performance
12.30pm break, re-introduce event, prepare and perform second half
1.00pm finish, go down the pub
3 pieces in the first half hour, followed by the same 3 pieces slightly altered for the second half hour.
Pieces use text and/or either notated score or pitch-written (C, Bflat, etc) to guide/suggest themes for improvisation. Unpitched instruments (percussion/fx) are most welcome.
Pieces may use voice/body sounds and/or extended instrument techniques as well as traditional approaches.
Performers must watch the Plinth Occupant and try to interpret his actions/existence through improvisation and within the limits prescribed by each piece.
A conductor will be present to suggest orchestration, tempo, and any other considerations relevant to each piece.
Performers must watch both the conductor and the Plinth Occupant.
Performers must play without hesitation whenever they believe they should do so.
Finalised pieces will be circulated to participants very soon via email, along with a detailed breakdown of other relevant information; print-outs will be available at the event, as well as a brief discussion of the pieces prior to the performance. Pieces will in any case be easily interpretable and accessible.
As of yet, there is NO ELECTRICITY although battery-powered performace is most welcome. We are in discussion regarding access to street-plugs, particiants will be kept informed.
Alterations/adaptations/special notation considerations (ie, instrument capabilities) can be applied to the pieces if special requests are made by participants before the event.
No group travel details have as yet been made, although minibuses and the potential of reduced public transport fares are being discussed. Lift shares will available within the participant groups. Instrument transport /sharing/providing(eg drumkits) can be discussed.
Participants already confirmed include members of the Cube Orchestra, the London Improvisational Orchestra, the Royal College of Music, the Bristol Male Gregorian Choir... as well as many unaffiliated individuals.
The event is webcast, and may make it onto Sky News. (woop-de-bleedin-do.)