Composed Improvisation C (2013)












For a solo percussion performer. Place a carbon copy paper over a blank staff paper placed on the surface of a percussion instrument(s) to inscribe every hit the performer makes. Perform a short piece following a “found score” or a composed score of no longer than one page. When this first piece is performed until the end, use the carbon copied score (the staff paper with the inscribed hits read as notes) as the next score, with a new staff paper on the instrument, but adding the first score on top of the carbon copy paper. Keep adding the used scores on top of the carbon copy paper to increase the buffer each time, until no hit is inscribed anymore, and thus there are no more notes to play.


ellen c. covito