Study no. 47 [lecture3]
for 2 speakers, percussionist, and electronics
The score features two lines of variable texts: one above the staff and one below. Speaker 1 follows the line above, speaker 2 the line below. Each speaker reads each word as the attack cursor reaches the node associated with that word. It is not necessary to make the reading of these words sound natural, but it is essential to avoid reading these sounds in any unnatural way, whatever that might be. Both speakers should be lightly amplifed.
The percussionist follows the 6-line staff in the center. Prior to performance, the percussionist should select 6 distinct sounds, and assign each of these sounds to a line on the staff. As the scrolling attack line crosses a node (notehead) on the staff, the percussionist should play the sound associated with that line. At times, nodes on the staff will move from the left and "catch up" with the attack line. This is OK, and these sounds can still be played as they reach the attack line.
The electronics component is embedded within the score, and should be balanced with the speakers and percussion.
Ryan Ross Smith, 2015
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