ELISABETH S. CLARK
14 September 2008
BOOK CONCERTO IN ONE ACT: FOR 29 PENGUINS
GREEN-R O O M
14 September 7pm
Her use of the word penguin quantifies both the designated number of books (instruments) and performers (orchestra). Through a carefully devised and conducted piece, this 'score-object' will be elucidated.
Beautifully choreographed, the concerto will comprise of the entirety of a book's pages being simultaneously turned and silently read to create an ensemble of pages in turn.
This piece seeks to question the very object, entity, nature and composition of the book. Treated as a sculptural/sound/performative object, the book as we know it becomes a far more soluble being, on the verge of becoming.