James Saunders (Bath Spa) – I tell you what to do: control, autonomy and play in game compositions

Wednesday 12 February 2015. 12.30-2pm
CM105, Newton Park. 

Game compositions prioritise rules and processes over material and content. They operate on the participants, facilitating inter-personal exchange in dynamic ways. Such pieces question the role of composers, recasting them as facilitators who open up spaces for interaction, or as referees who mediate performances. The paper examines key game pieces, including John Zorn’s Cobra (1984), Christian Wolff’s Burdocks (1971), alongside my current composition project things to do (2012).

To hear this talk, please visit the MPA Research Forum archive [BSU users only]

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