Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Unplayable, Playable Composition: Disruptive Ideation




During a lecture last week, I challenged the notion of creating the unplayable work. This is not new...consider Cage's Freeman Etudes. 

Cage, himself thought the work to be unplayable. I participated in Irvine Arditti's morning sessions at Darmstadt in 2012 at the Orangerie and his performance of the etudes that evening in concert.


When we consider unplayable we make take it a step further; what if the instrument as we know it today, is purportedly not physically capable of execution.

Herein lies the opportunity to define an ideated system of change.

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