Here’s some video documentation of Barnaby Oliver and my performance at our “Discretions” CD launch in July 2015. Thanks to Carmen Chan for the footage.
As documented in the video, Barnaby and I performed 30 short improvisations throughout the evening, scheduled via silent alarms on our phones, to catch both us and the audience unawares.
I’ve developed this concept further for multiple performers into Discretions For Ensemble, which will premiere this Saturday at Tilde New Music Festival. I hope you’ll join me there to see how it all comes together/falls apart.
A few copies of the Discretions are still available from Shame File Music. Each hand-numbered cover is individually drawn by Anna Dusk.