Composition of performance

new thread from Composition of Control (instrument design)

politics, yes, and performance… :slight_smile:
a stage, a mic, a time slot, a crowd
check out how even when she’s about to make herself cry, she keeps it going
(some may say this is good performance tactics)
e.gonzalez really takes us somewhere
and check out her amazing use of silence

is it important, in a performance context (definition/s)
that a group of black americans are playing a 'jazz concert in norway?

would it mean something slightly different in new york, or paris,
or los angeles (where c. mingus and e. dolphy are from)
performance wise, check out how at about 4:30 when e.dolphy starts to solo, we really get taken somewhere, almost to the point of 'where are we, what is happening, where did we go? and then at about 9:08, c. mingus grabs the mic back and gives it to the other soloist
-as if to say 'and now back to the jazz show! :slight_smile:


Norway, LA, Congo Square, or Africa?

Sounds like a delicious stew to me.

or, really… :slight_smile:
what is performance?

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what is¿? The mysterious isochronous curve

Duke Ellington at Newport
English version

Albert Ayler interview with Kiyoshi Koyama for Swing Journal July 25th, 1970
Albert Ayler Interview with Daniel Caux for France Culture, July 27, 1970

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yes :slightly_smiling_face:
youtube links 'as performance

'i live the music that i play in- a.ayler

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@dan_derks and no one else. :wink:

“All writing is filth”
― Antonin Artaud, The Theater and Its Double

“If there is still one hellish, truly accursed thing in our time, it is our artistic dallying with forms, instead of being like victims burnt at the stake, signaling through the flames.”
― Antonin Artaud, The Theater and Its Double

“The theater is the only place in the world where a gesture, once made, can never be made the same way twice.”
― Antonin Artaud, The Theater and Its Double


Coyote makes the First People


yes, coyote medicine :slightly_smiling_face:
not really my thing
although I’ve been trying to
make peace with it
like a Prand in supercollider

frodo wasn’t gonna do it,
gollum unwittingly saves middle earth

(it’s not up to us,

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The work is a series of 221 short theses in the form of aphorisms. Each thesis contains one paragraph.

Degradation of human life[edit]

Debord traces the development of a modern society in which authentic social life has been replaced with its representation: “All that once was directly lived has become mere representation.”[2] Debord argues that the history of social life can be understood as “the decline of being into having , and having into merely appearing .”[3] This condition, according to Debord, is the “historical moment at which the commodity completes its colonization of social life.”[4]

The spectacle is the inverted image of society in which relations between commodities have supplanted relations between people, in which “passive identification with the spectacle supplants genuine activity”. “The spectacle is not a collection of images,” Debord writes, “rather, it is a social relation among people, mediated by images.”[5]


Marshall McLuhan 1971 - Full debate with W.H. Auden and Buckminster Fuller

@lifesonance any samples in here?

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@youaresound not really but very good material source! and Very interesting topic :slight_smile: