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Michael Blake
Bardic Edition BDE1018

Catalogue Number: BDE1018

ISMN: 9790502445652

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Digital music theatre for solo violin, cellphone and video camera
1. The ringtone is programmed into the performer's cellphone.
2. The caller(s) must be outside the auditorium and should dial in before the ringtone is scored in the music, though a small margin of error with regard to the exact point of entry is permissible. Allowance should be made for unsolicited calls to the cellphone owner, but the phone should not be answered on those occasions.
3. Conversations can be in one language or a mixture of languages (including the 11 indigenous languages of South Africa), appropriate to the country in which it is being performed. The premiere performance was given in Japanese.
4. The video, which should take the form of an unsynchronised simulacrum of the violinist playing the piece, can be improvised live or pre-recorded during rehearsals. This should be projected to the right or left of the player.
The first performance was given on 4 July 2006 during the New Music Indaba, South Africa, by Yasutaka Hemmi (violin) with Michael Blake (cellphone caller), Aryan Kaganof (video camera) and Corinne Cooper (sound projection). Michael Blake
Duration 6 minutes

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