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Thursday, 18 January 2018 18:23

Step in Step out

Step in Step out - workshop piece exploring the nature and practice of free improvisation in music.

Monday, 22 January 2018 10:13

Liverpool Quartet play 50:50

Liverpool quartet play system 50:50

The Liverpool quartet is a research and development group for the music system 50:50

Wednesday, 28 February 2018 11:11

Just a minute

    

Just a minute - an outline for a workshop or performance featuring one-minute improvisations

Centrifuge : Developing an aesthetic, session 7

Published in Centrifuge Concerts
Thursday, 03 May 2018 15:09

Sustain - John Stevens

 

John Stevens’ ‘Sustain Piece’

Thursday, 03 May 2018 15:58

Dot piece - John Stevens

 John Stevens’ ‘Dot piece’

Friday, 04 May 2018 08:21

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Tuesday, 20 February 2018 10:35

FAILURE Co-labs

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FAILURE Co-labs: collaborations with Mary Pearson and Alena Kudera (fashion designer)

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Friday, 04 May 2018 08:02

Workshops - the mind map

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A series of mind maps exploring the nature and practice of delivering a workshop on the subject of free improvisation

Click the image or this link to find the start page for a series of mind maps: URL LINK

This presentation is in the incubation phase so please cut the author, Mr. Morton some slack, feedback and engagement in the process are desirable.

Future developments

  1. The option to edit and change the content in the mind map series
  2. To suggest external links
  3. The option to add content
  4. A video presentation on what Mr. Morton calls the `three-dimensional mindmap` and how we can use this tool 
  5. Access to the source online mind map or a copy
  6. The availability of downloading the mindmaps as a file, in a range of different file formats.
  7. To be linked the networks discussion board
  8. To be linked to the networks `wiki` - or wiki-dictionary

End - to be continued

 

 

Friday, 09 March 2018 07:54

System 5050 and the density index

System 5050 and the density index

Phil Morton's observations and speculations from research work with system 5050 using the `trio`

The trio played short pieces 4-6 minutes long, which will produce a musical experience whose soundings could be described as `thin`

The trio also used two ratio settings on the manual chess clocks, 50:50 and 33:66 - refer to the video for details.

The observations and speculations from his listening body are

  1. The density index exposes two different ways of playing, the placement of sound that is of itself and the collaborations of people and sounds that create a narrative in a timeline (temporal?)
  2. The density index offers a simple and structural method to take a group of players and move through the different densities and experience different [help me out here?] sonic relationships and characteristics.
  3. This is can be used with a group of any size but Mr. Morton speculates this is a very significant and helpful tool for improvisers who are interested an `orchestral sound` experienced when the musicians' count is large, PM speculates over 8 - nay more than 12.
  4. The sample count is small - one session.
  5. These findings are linked to Mr. Morton's hypothesis, that `System 5050` works differently in different settings, so its dynamic, has depth. System 5050 is not singular or flat.
  6. He commends these finding to the house.

 

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