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Blossom Trio (2017) uses both written and graphic instructions: 60 of each. Performers (three people) are invited to make a group realization of the composition using any amount of the material. 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. The actions of Blossom Trio 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 8 minutes.
The graphic part of the composition consists of three circles which symbolize the three people involved in each performance. The circles are handwritten to demonstrate the imperfection of the human body and life. Each of the 60 graphic pages of the composition has a duration up to 1 minute. Performers should decide collectively during the rehearsals on the ‘character’ of the four main graphic symbols (circle, full circle, dashed circle and ‘distorted circle’), their variations as well as the meaning of the lines and arrows between them. If the group decide to play a graphic page, performers should collectively look for and choose a piece of music created by a female composer or songwriter to accompany the performance of each page. Performers are encouraged to perform the chosen action(s) as naturally as possible. Extreme displays and theatrics should be avoided
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