Instructions (to be performed in front of an audience or independently)
(Date is an arbitrary number assigned by the program; all pieces were created in June 2019)
Plant seeds. Water from the trees is turned into tea.
The Great Escape
Find a new way out of your house.
Performer wants to get a bit of lemonade, and sets up a table to offer a penny for cups of lemonade from passerby.
Rush into a grassy area.
Dance until your movements have transformed a patch of it.
Borrow from people who need things.
5 secs by 11 secs
13 sec, 113x
Three Faces of God
You can only think of the same God once in your day; then you must imagine or create the other two.
In an apartment building, sit at a piano and write music for the sounds of your cohabitants, breathing, rising from chairs, etc.
Move in any direction described on the radio.
Run With the Wind
Arrange string instruments in such a way that when they break, the strings land upon the surface of other strings.
Put a straw in your drink to make your drink more straw-like.
I Want to Know the Sound of Your Heart
Open your hand to silence.
Listen closely to the acoustics of your voice when speaking.
Speak of what you love with the least amount of emotion.
Say your best feeling or ideal with the least amount of words.
A bright orange candle lights the stage.
Gather some sheep for the funeral.
Let the wood get so heavy that you start thinking you have no weight.
Take your own weight and bend it until it becomes a wheel.
Hang an apple on a tree branch.
Boules et Ornaments
Create a bouquet where there is nothing.
A.I.O.T.A.R.E. (American in the Room with the Robot Eyes)
(See: American Girl)
Put your voice into a computer program
for a character you are creating.
Create your own fantasy with an object.
Play a game. Make your own problems.
Become a self-described artist.
Receive an invitation to dance.
The World According to Henry VIII
Give orders to the Queen personally.
Put all of your clothes on a bed and sleep naked.
Letter to a Star
Two scores written with piano notation in French, and with beats notated in Polish.
Audience sounds the notes out loud with a slapstick.
Share this on Twitter.
Puzzle of the Month
1. Choose the instrument to play when you dream, such as the sky, people, trees, and dogs.
2. When you dream, take the instrument(s) and create music for one hour.
Carry a box and hold it near your ear to look at the sky.
If the sky contains clouds, see them and move the box into these clouds.
Place a soft light in front of one of your objects or put a candle behind it. When a shadow appears, use this as a guide for what you want to do with the object.
Roll a balloon into the sky and then let it fly into the ground.
Walking In Your Dream Waters
The performer does nothing very original, something along the lines of, singing, solo playing, etc.
Observe objects through a telescope to see if they, too, will return to you, again and again.
Just once, don’t speak, don’t tell about it.
Teamsters take center stage.
For a Violinist
A performer is given a particular string to play. A conductor plays the others.
To avoid problems, change the string that the player has to play for each performance.
Prelude of a New Music
A large object is recorded with a recording device.
The recording is then played back to the same space, but occupied by some other material.
Turn a television on and off to generate an ambient or static tone.
A performance during which the audience makes comments, gestures, and moves; the aim being to make it more difficult for the actors to complete the movement.
Each person may assign their own definition of "phenomenonopoeia."
Show the play by making a spider (not a tulip) spin spider webs.
Wear white clothes and skate into a snowy landscape.
A large amount of trash is dumped into a water bottle.
Walking on Walls
With a stick or other small object, performer’s hands are pressed against a wall. They may try to move their hands across the floor, or the floor may be pulled from behind by some external force.
A pizza is presented to the listener by an unknown player.
Performers participate in in-situ gardening by picking vegetables from a large container of water, and placing them into a container made from some kind of garden fertilizer, such as compost.
A group of performers try to sell off their anonymous personal belongings, using a "manipulated object" or "trap" technique to create a sense of urgency.
Finger Music for Cello
Cello music performance variant with a strong infusion of finger painting.
Walk past empty room where a door was. Break the door to get inside.