things to do (2014-2020) [REF2021 collection]

Saunders, J (2021) things to do (2014-2020) [REF2021 collection].

Item Type: Artefact
Creators: Saunders, J
Abstract: things to do is a series of pieces which use a set of instructions in different categories (including noises, pitches, devices and processes) spoken by players and other participants during the performance and which govern the actions made by the players. Players respond to instructions they can hear by realizing the defined actions as soon as possible after they are spoken. The differences in each piece, and the relationships between the players and other participants, are determined by constraints which govern who each player responds to and who gives instructions. It creates modes of interaction between individuals, allows group behaviours to emerge, and reveals the personal characteristics of each performer in an immediate way. Players may use any instruments, sound-producing objects, devices or sound processing equipment (digital, analogue, or acoustic), and performances are characterised by the wide range of personal choices brought together as a group. This Collection comprises a multi-component output with contextualising information, evidencing the outputs in the form of a series of musical scores and video recordings of the performances. Contextualising materials include a 300-word statement, research timeline, research questions, and documentation of a conference keynote ('I tell you what to do'), two interviews ('Dominic Lash_AFTER #[unassigned]: an Interview with James Saunders' and 'Music at City: Interview with James Saunders'), two magazine articles ('Alphonsine Houëves and Mélanie Kays_ Sound Properties Of Group Materials And Behaviors, Things To Do' and 'Vielfalt kultureller Bezugspunkte: Drei britische Komponisten im Portrait – James Saunders, Luke Bedford, Steven Daverson'), and a statement about things to do published on the Wolf Notes website.
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Date: 2021

This Collection is a collation of research disseminated over the period 2014-2020, included in the REF2021 submission.

Divisions: Bath School of Music and Performing Arts
Research Centres and Groups: Sonic Materialities Research Group
UoA: Music & Performing Arts
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2021 17:24
Last Modified: 17 May 2022 15:58
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