If You Had 30″ To Write A Piece…
…what would you do?
Okay, you get as long as you want to write the piece, but it can only last 30″. That’s the concept behind the Microscores Project, which started at CalArts and has performed all over the place.
Over the years, they’ve garnered some fascinating pieces by folks like Harold Budd and Pauline Oliveros (who wrote hers on a plane). Just before he died, James Tenney wrote them a gorgeous bagatelle.
As part of their appearance at ARTSaha! 2008, the Microscores Project are putting out a call for new music. Anyone can send them a score for violin and cello that lasts 30″, and they will select several for performance in Omaha on September 11. Submissions will also be fodder for future Microscores shows.
The full details of the call for microscores are here. Perhaps some quick-witted commenters will leave their own microscores below!