This is the result of a process. This follows a long tradition of process scores by composers such as John Cage, Steve Reich, Alvin Lucier and many others. Process scores range from thoroughly abstract to exactingly concrete. What they have in common is that they result from the setting up of experiments with a set of guidelines or rules, then making decisions and alterations in order to guide the outcome in a certain direction. The scores presented here sit at different points on the scale from abstract to concrete, and as pleased as I am with the results, it's the process that I find most exciting and interesting.
The scores do not change but the resulting music changes with each performance, as an unfolding movement, a collaboration of many parts that make up one mass. This mass is only given and can only see a part of the path that is laid out in front of it, while a part remains hidden in order to discover what could be.
COMPOSER | João Renato Orecchia Zúñiga (Chole Kulcha Harp, analogue synthesizer, electronics)
MUSICIANS | Thandi Ntuli (piano), Tlale Makhene (percussion, voice), Ann Masina (voice), Tsepo Pooe (cello), Waldo Alexander (electric violin), Mpumelelo Mcata (electric guitar), Tshepang Ramoba (electronic drums), Dan Selsick (trombone, EWI electronic wind instrument), Janus Fouché (theremin, artificial intelligence programming)
ARTIST | William Kentridge (drawings and instructions to the orchestra)
PHOTOGRAPHER | Stella Olivier