Friday, October 22nd, at 9:03pm and 9:58pm, Jon Brumit and I conducted willing audience members to perform two of our Sixty Second Symphonies at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Those two pieces were a sneak preview for an hour long performance of eight symphonies that will be performed on December 2nd at YBCA.
For the first symphony, “Prelude,” Jon and I conducted audience members in the lobby to perform a one minute symphony using the objects that they have on them at the time – keys, high heels, cell phones, drinks, loose change, zippers, papers, and candy wrappers.
The second symphony, “Introductions,” was based on the sounds and activities related to everyone first demonstrating their worst laugh, and then meeting the people around them in the lobby – greeting, asking questions, explaining, hand shaking, making toasts to good fortune and health,and hugging!
We gave a brief how-to and a trial run before starting the clock, used a limited number of hand signals to cue beginnings, endings, volume changes, and more. Don’t miss the larger event December 2nd, 2004! We need your participation!
Sixty Second Symphonies Sketch
This was a video sketch made to help decide with which direction to go with the symphonies.