Play Tuned

Composition/performance

'Play Tuned' is a spinn-off of the 'Stay Tuned' installation. Local musicians are invited to perform a simple score based on various ways to play or sing an 'A'.

A few examples:
Play long 'A's, as soft as you possibly can
Read out a text in a monotone (in 'A') voice
Imitate a ship horn
Imitate the sounds heard in the room

An important aspect of the piece is to listen carefully to the other players as well as to the environment. As simple as it may seem, the experience can be liberating (or just strange) for the participating musicians and singers, who normally perform in choirs or big bands.

'Play Tuned' has been performed at the festival 'Kunst van Hier tot Ginder' in Okkenbroek (NL) and at the exhibition 'Orkest!' at Netwerk, Aalst (BE).

Listen to a recording of Okkenbroek performance

Listen to a recording of the Aalst performance

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