Posted by Tristan | Posted in artist | Posted on 31-05-2012
Preparing a live with experimental noise instruments, I asked Franck Smith some advices to help me make the right choices…
Hello Tristan… sounds great… so, one thing is sure : B plans (prepared stuffs) are always useful for solo performances…what I can suggest (I’m working — more or less — according these personal precepts) =* 1- position of the machines on the table = reading direction = main grid (could be also synonymous of a possible synopsis)* 2- telling a story = making dialog/monolog between the machines (a story could also involve just one machine — speaking with itself via dialogs of its own parameters/functions)* 3- main structure = choice of circulation in the main grid (circulation includes « stops »)* 4- links between each sub-stories/paragraphs/parts = prepared material and/or interaction (then) reaction between multiple elements of « active » materialand (ask yourself) :- do you prefer A: 1 machine making 10 sounds OR B: 10 machines making 1 sound??? (if A: are you able to combine multiple of these machines???)- do you play A: « for » the audience OR B: do you DISplay something that could eventually (but not necessary) be « against » the audience??? (if B: your choices have to be very clear and the structure very concise/precise)notice that :- finding a title + subtitle (that sum-up/illustrates your world and preoccupation) could be useful for you and for the audience…- a very short (and simple) spoken presentation (by yourself) is often a good start before playing (it’s according to you)…… if you play 2 times :- 40mn solo performance- 20mn in collab w/ someone of the school (your brother?) could be nice…I hope this will help to build your own live set and find some personal solutions/anwers for your music in public… Is there anything unclear in the previous lines???Cheers!F.
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