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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 writes 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.
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