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One Minute is more than One Minute

for a group of people
(at least five performers)

Specifications
Region
Europe
Estimated Duration
1 - 5min
Date
2012

ISMN : 979-0-2325-4848-7

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One minute is more than one minute is a score consisting of 60 different verbal instructions. Performers (at least five persons) are invited to make a group realization of the composition using any amount of this material. The order of actions should be decided collectively prior to the performance. All decisions about how to structure and perform the piece should be made collectively (not by one individual), through a process of conversation and rehearsal.  

In the case of a large ensemble (more than 10 people) or an orchestra, the players should at first collectively decide the duration of their performance and then they should form subgroups. Each of these should decide for themselves upon the material to be played in the predetermined duration. It is not necessary for each sub-group to know prior to the performance what any other is going to play.

The actions of One minute is more than one minute may be combined in any manner (based on the performers’ choice), so that an action can continue while another starts, more than one action can be performed simultaneously etc. An action can be repeated by the same person provided that one or more other actions are inserted between repetitions to avoid successive appearances of the same action. The order in which the actions are presented in this score reflects no structural preference on the part of the composer.

The members of the group perform one action per minute. The duration of each version of the piece may range between one (1) minute and sixty (60) minutes.

The actions present an intentional ambiguity. The group should feel free to interpret the ambiguities in any creative way they can.

Instrumentation
Unspecified musician
Score Details
Format - A4 / US Letter
Pages - 14


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