As part of the Fun Palaces weekend there will be a rehearsal and performance of Music Machine 1 at Exeter Library on Saturday 1st October between 13:00 - 14:00.
Please come along to the Rougemont Room at Exeter Library on Saturday 1st October to join in - more info here.
Fun palaces were the idea of theatre director Joan Littlewood and architect Cedric Price in the late 1950s and early 1960s. They were described as a ‘laboratory of fun’ and ‘a university of the streets’. Now Fun Palaces is an ongoing campaign for culture at the heart of the community; an annual weekend of arts and science events created by, for andf with local people. Visit their website for more information.
Music Machine 1 was originally a piece for computer, where the computer made all the performance decisions. It is also the first Music Machine that I adapted for live performance and has been performed in a variety of locations.
Now, it is a piece for any number of performers (with or without instruments) who watch a screen that will turn green (for play) and red (for silence).
Here's the first part of the score:
To download the full score click here. Here's a link to the webpage that will start the process off.
Here's a recording of one performance: