This is it

Over the Summer of 2019 we were asked to think up a Fluxus inspired event for an evening at a gallery/salon. This brought us to explore music making as an act of filtering and shaping sound (or space). So we designed a feedback system that we continue to develop for live performance. To excite the room (and the event) we were to use a simple doodle of a piece reminiscent of Cage’s text pieces. The score is essentially an annotated text. Performance is It.

Iszzzzzzz it.

is Is it?
Is, it is.
It is Is.
is It it?
It, it is.
It is It.

what is it?
What: it is.
is What it?
is It what?
It: what is.
It is what it is.

is Now it?
it is Now.
Now, it is.
now is it?
It now is.
is it Now?
now This is It.

Inspired by the Alvin Lucier’s piece “I am sitting in a room”, the piece takes benefit of the acoustic feedback during the performance to feed an eight buffers digital looper. The sonority of read text detailed below and the simplicity of the acoustico-digital instrument provide a good environment to explore with feedback and rhythmic patterns.

The piece has been presented at:

  • Phonos Makerspace, on 2019, June 4th, at Sala Aranyó, Universitat Pompeu Fabra.
  • MontMusic Festival, on 2019, October 19th, Masia de Can Balmes, Santa Maria de Palautordera.