KEINE-MUSIK: Ohrstücke / earpieces
compositions for ears
score and performance
PDF of the handwritten score here
"This compositions are for the reader. The reader is the listener is the performer, without anybody or anything in between the score and the ear. The pieces are also performable on the spot, wherever you are right now.
All you need are two (more or less working) ears and two hands. The notation tries to be readable without a musical education. Reading the explanation of signs and intuition should be enough."
Story of the pieces and different usage of the scores:
In 2010 I first wrote this pieces literally into the RTRSRCH journal vol.2, n°1. RTRSRCH is a publication of the ARTI (Artistic Research, Theory and Innovation; Amsterdam School of the Arts). This times journal 'Starting with music, continuing elsewhere' - edited by Paul Craenen - contained articles by composers, like Matthew Shlomowitz, Simon Steen-Andersen, Paul Craenen, ..., about their way of working with the performativity of musical compositions.
2010: Keine-Musik: earpieces was used in the performances of Social Piece at Borealis 2010 in Bergen/No and Night Walk at SPOR Festival 2010 in Aarhus.
March 2011 KEINE-MUSIK was published together with 36 performance scores of choreographers and piece-makers (like Mette Ingvartsen, Xavier Le Roy, Boris Charmatz, Mette Edvardsen, ...) by 'everybodys publications'.
May 2012: lecture and walk, based on the earpieces, for soundlab/Open House at the PianoFabirek, Brussels. More info here.
"Together we perform individual scores for your ears, learn to manipulate our hearing and perform a silent walk composition in public space. Neighborhood, HEAR we come!"
January 2013: residency in Q-O2, Brussels for the performance version of the scores.
download and order-link for EVERYBODYS PERFORMANCE SCORES publication
|read the entire RTRSRCH PUBLICATION here (pdf)|
links for earpieces of other composers:
- Peter Ablinger: Höhrstücke/Listening Pieces (with for example weiss/weisslich 19 and Ohren auf/zu)
- Robin Hoffmann: Œhr, for solo listener, 2006
- Jürg Frey: Ohren II (1998)
- David Dunn: Purposeful Listening In Complex States of Time (1997-98): 20 compositions for solo listener
Image of the cover and the center pages (with extracts of my speach on Oslo 2009 during the New Music Demonstration.) On top and at the buttom you see parts of my score for Keine-Musik.
write me an email in case you want an exemplar. It is for free!
1. workshop performance of Keine-Musik, Soundlab Brussels
2.-4. extracts from RTRSRCH journal with score at the margins of the pages
5. performance at SPOR Festival 2010 based on Keine-Musik
6. workshop performance of Keine-Musik, Soundlab 2011, Brussels
7 lecture performance, soundlab/Open House, Pianofabriek may 2012
8 slideshow of SOCIAL PIECE, which included a performance of KEINE-MUSIK. Pictures by the fantastic Sandra Jecmenica
9... try-out of performance version in Q-O2, Brussels Jan 2013