Composed Improvisation I (2014)














Arrange musical note magnets on a metal surface with sufficient resonance and size. The arrangement may replicate a “found score” or be composed anew. One performer holds the metal score/instrument as the other plays it or tap dances (on) it as accurately as possible. All modifications to the score that occur as the result of performance should subsequently be read into the performance. The score is repeated until all the magnetic notes fall off from the surface. The performer holding the score/instrument may choose to move or not.


ellen c. covito