|back to report||2011||Aim||
Literature search within the fields of Experimental music and music composition, Post -modernism in art and performance, Politics of sound, Viktor Shklovsky, Heinrich von Kleist, The Ego- Freud and Lacan, irony, B.Brecht- Alienation effect, Avant-guard, form and formless.
Commence Collaborations and Improvisations:
workshops for recruiting possible participants in opera project, gaining practice and investigating Free Improvisation and building electronic instruments.
Recording forums and Looking into ‘Circuit instrument’ and the ‘Body as instrument' with John Richards..
Establish a format for on-going – visual and sonic documentation.
Establish a format for on-going composing as a starting point for space/stage strategies that would eventually become “The Opera”.
Apply for Fidelio funding for ‘Opera stage 1’
Investigative work about ‘Compositional Processes’- In practice: devising methods of working- composing
Looking into collaboration as process.
Experimenting with video and digital effects, in relationship to sound and space.
Attending the 'workshop series' and meeting members of improvisation workshop at my studio for recorded sessions.
Attending free improvisation forums. Dirty Electronic workshops with John Richards.
Collaboration at SUPERNORMAL Festival, UK:
Experimental with building electronic instruments- body affected synth and experimenting with voice instrument and text.
ToVaVoHoo: Experiment with instructional improvisational materials for devising scenes and new music fragments.
The Wire Soundwave festival, Brighton, UK- two day live performance, introducing elements from ToVaVoHoo to a live audience, working with Oscilation.
Prototype Hits – as a model to investigate a process of working in collaboration with Alex Murray Leslie, materials mutate, different directions evolving through trial and error. Summer Residency and a show/performance at L’Estruch in Barcelona spring/summer 2011:
experimental and conceptual developments of Prototype Hits as an exhibition, defining new strategies for new situations- performances and shows.
lectore performance - Chicks on speed Show at Bethanien
Künstlerresidenz Berlin, autumn 2011-
Anat Ben-David Solo with materials from
'Tohovavoho' with sound/text as oscillation
Web Site: update with documentation from year 1 projects write and arrange materials - video, music and text.
start first two introductory chapters.
American Avant-garde – composers: John cage, Stockhausen, Robert Ashley and the "Once group", David Tudor, Cornelius Cardew.
Form and Composition in art and performance,
The modern opera.
Digital sound, digital video in performance, new media.
Experimenting in electronic sound- composition as a concept and re- addressing the instrument as - composition, sound s object, visual and sound, electronic composition, "opera for television"- Robert Ashley, "Deep listening"-Paulin Oliveros.
the use of digital technology.
Improvisation, collaboration and workshops continues- participating and developing connections.
Writing about Improvisation.
TohoVaVohoo- continue developing live performance, ideas for 'scenes', composing music as starting points for new art works and shows.
Ideas and materials for the opera.
Exhibition of fragments from working on TohoVavohoo.
Oscillating Manifesto- A performance
Revising “A socialist rant” exhibition in relation to Alienation effect. (collaboration with Stuart McKenzie)
writing about this.
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Further reading- Conscious and subconscious and the idea of: self destruction as an art process- Anton Ehrenzweig- “The hidden order of art”.
systems and complexity, looking at system in relation to performance – ‘intermedium’ and chance operation- John Cage writings. Transcendental ideas that come out of complexity.
Transcendental ideas that come out of complexity. Improvisation - a technique.
Composing in relation to Improvisation. Improvisation as a method.
Is free improvisation free... Improvisation and chaos: Sync Or Swarm- David Borgo, The opera as multimediatic form that is happening in time.
Robert Ashley, Richard Forman. Robert Wilson and Philip glass, Alvin Lucier- the modern opera - structure and concept.
Is free improvisation free... Improvisation and chaos: Sync Or Swarm- David Borgo, the opera as multimediatic form that is happening in time.
Modern opera - structure and concept: Robert Ashley, Richard Forman. Robert Wilson and Philip glass, Alvin Lucier
Writing ‘reports’ of works and processes in the style of Oscillation manifesto and writing using meter and other rhythmic techniques.
Website: writing and editing documentation of performances.
Possible interviews/writing on: Pauline Olivierous, Robert Ashley The Sonic Arts Union, ONCE group, Eddie Prevo’s.
Prototype Hits- final performance.
TohoVaVohoo- in process and live/exhibition)
writing reports on performances Improvisations gigs- with workshop.
Devising a workshop: to develop exercises and work with performers or students, to form a technique using the idea of Alienation through composition
Opera - stage 1: live Performance with 13 performers/improvisers to test an overall composition using improvisation as Oscillation-a sub compositional element in the overall composition. The idea is to give each performer a score- to improvise with, in relation to other performers with a score-
with people from improvisation, workshop and previous collaborations.
Putting together materials that came out of improvisation and collaboration and techniques developed in the process of the research.
Editing the opera into a script. This part would also include looking into practical and technical aspect of what and how I’m going to present the finished work.
start third chapter on 'my thesis'.
Establishing a style of writing, that is both informative and performative in relation to the content; looking at the manifesto- Dada's Manifestos and Peter Bürger's Theory of the Avant-garde.
Conducting experiments as small scale local performance of text in relation to sound disturbance.
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end by December
The Opera – final stages editing and writing ‘reports’ on Practice-
'Manifesto Oscillation’ writing.
Finalizing 'scenes' for the Opera
Finalizing chapters and writing on practice research.
Recruiting musicians, performers and resources for the execution of the
Opera. Venue and funding.
Tohovavohoo: extracting and selecting and finalising parts for the Opera.
Improvisation workshop: choosing people to rehears with.
Testing out parts as exhibition or performances – Organize at least two small performances during this time to try out parts of the Opera.
|Opera Performance and Exhibition|
|June -September||Finalising writing PHD|