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Air (2011) is a score consisting of 40 different verbally instructed parts. Performer(s) are invited to make a solo or group realization of the composition using any amount of this material. In the case of a group realisation the order of actions and their respective timings 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.
Ιn the case of a large group (more than 10 persons) the players should at first collectively decide the duration of their performance and then they should form subgroups. Each of these should collectively decide 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 use.
The actions of Air 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 duration of the performance is indeterminate but it should not be less than eight minutes.
The aim of Air is to observe movement as music, to “hear” movement itself. Consequently there should be no use of any kind of pre-recorded or live music during the performance. You are encouraged to perform your chosen action(s) as naturally as possible. Extreme displays and theatrics should be avoided.
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