Four Tet and Morris Men →
John Cage event at Snape Maltings, Suffolk this... →
music/art improvisation performance
There has been an idea put forward by musician and recording engineer Owen Morgan based around improvisation between musicians and artists in a performance context. If there are any artists who would be interested in knowing more then let get in contact and we can start a discussion with Owen
There is now an email address and twitter for the project so please keep emailing and posting your interest and project suggestions email@example.com twitter.com/practicamusica
'Independent People' at Reykjavik Arts Festival... →
tUnE-yArDs compose score for Buster Keaton short... →
As a forum for discussion I have created a facebook group for Musica Practica. Just search Musica Practica (surprise surprise)
As a starting point, an idea has already been put forward by Caroline Carty that takes the form of a chainlike call and response. A musician would begin by writing a song/making a piece of music and then an artist would respond in whatever medium they like. They would then pass this piece on to a musician who would write a song/piece of music and so on. Alternatively this could all start with an...
Luke Abbott-Brazil →
A collaboration between Luke Abbott (music), Sam Riviere (words) and Katherine Mager (pictures)
David Byrne 'Get it Away' →
Guillemots candlelit performance →
Gillian Wearing Dancing in Peckham →
I have been thinking about language and how important it is to this project. The is the language of the music, the visual language, the physical language and the language of the written word. If this event were to be reviewed under which category would it fall? How would it be written about? as a gig, concert, conference, poetry performance, exhibition? It would be interesting to have it reviewed...
Haroon Mirza (and Angus Fairhurst) →
Mira Calix- "Chorus" Collaboration →
Adam Harper: Infinite Music book →
Claron McFadden sings 'Aria' by John Cage →
Bradford Cox's hour long rendition of My Sharona →
The English National Ballet at the Tate →
My aim is to set up a dialogue between musicians and artists (mainly Norwich/Norfolk based for now) that encourages collaborations to occur. I am interested in the exploration and interpretation of the visual and aural through sharing of ideas. A speech, song, painting, poem, sculpture, dance, installation, happening, discussion, lyric, chord sequence, harmony…. I was initially drawn to...
The quote below can be disputed. Roland Barthes suggests that the playing of music is dominated by the physical act and has very little to do with the act of listening. Here he is mainly referring to the amateur musician who finds his or herself delighting in the achievement of the playing over and above the sound of the music itself. On talking to professional musicians this idea is at best...
There are two musics (at least so I have always thought): the music one listens...– Roland Barthes ‘Musica Practica’, Image Music Text