Colloquy in the Labyrinth: A Sound-Light Ritual

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Colloquy in the Labyrinth: A Sound-Light Ritual

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16 Performers, 4 Mobile Conductors, Pianist-Critic
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Year Authored (or revised)
Duration (min)
10
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Description

Instrumentation in detail:

(A) 16 performers (musicians or non-musicians) speak words, make vocal sounds , play percussion and musical instruments (specific words, vocal sounds, percussion sounds and instruments not designated - to be chosen by the performers.

(B) 4 mobile conductors

(C) Pianist-critic

Comments

To be performed in total darkness, the performers seated in a large square, the only illumination coming from the conductors' flashlights, their light colored (and substantially dimmed) with layers of stage light gels (red, green, blue, and yellow). The audience is seated around the periphery of a central performing area.

All 21 performers are improvising from beginning to end, according to a set of instructions, graphic images, and strategies.

 

First Perfomance
Indiana University School of Music [December 9, 1969]
Recording

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Text Language - Non English

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Text Source/Author
Speakers choose own texts -
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Ensemble Type
Instrumentalist(s) speak or perform text
Genre/Theme
Instrument
piano

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