an opposition, for 2 or 4 groups

Two or four instrument groups are positioned opposite of each other. Following opposing time structures, musicians individually improvise sustained single sounds only, creating a panorama of phasing sound clusters and modulations between groups. The audience is positioned in between (centrally or fragmented) in order to be able to perceive the groups as ‘front’ and ‘back’. Similar sounds performed simultaneously in both groups create a focal point in between them, where the audience is seated.

Below two algorithmic videos (2015) by Dextro, edited to two performances of ‘an opposition’;

. an opposition @ Southsite gallery, 2 groups, HKNME, Hong Kong 2012

 

. an oppositionSplinter Orchestra, 2 groups, Sydney 2011

. download score _an opposition_two or four groups_

photos Lucy Parakhina