Composed Improvisation J (2009)















For a pair of composer and performer. An exploration of the primordial contact between the score as a text and the performer as a reader. The composer writes a musical score which entails not only musical notes but also jokes. Compose the relationship between the notes and jokes contrapuntally. The performer performs from sight-reading. In addition to performing the notes correctly, he reads all the jokes, which may trigger unintentional sonic (expressive) responses, or not.


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