draw a note
draw a note is a concept for collective composing. The concept was developed together with ensemble EMN with a grant from “Musikfonds” in late 2021.
The concept is inspired by the practice of “drawing a number”. Before every rehearsal or performance of the piece every player and the audience have to write down short musical material (phrases, rhythms, tonal frames etc.) and playing instructions - musical or freely associative.
The new instructions get mixed with a randomly chosen selection from the archive of instructions the ensemble collected through previous performances. Every player draws the same amount of notes out of a hat. The amount of notes determines the length of the performance.
EMN feat. Dong Zhou and Luise Volkmann at blurred edges Festival 2023