Late Works: 3

Concept

The third version of "Impromptu presents Late Works", the first incarnation of Late Works, where a group of musicians spontaneously improvised music in response to two painted folding dressing screens.

The musicians are asked to respond for a total of 30 minutes to each screen, with them being rotated midway. The screen itself stands in front of both the audience and the musicians, with everyone - including the musicians - experiencing it simultaneously, and for the first time.

Lexicon

/ɪmˈprɒmp.tʃuː/
• done without being planned or rehearsed
• a short piece of instrumental music, especially a solo, that is reminiscent of an improvisation

Specifics

• The panels for the screens should be found by chance, on the side of the road, then assembled and given to the artists to paint. The artists then have exactly a month to finish the work.

• The musicians respond to the first side for roughly 15 minutes, with the screen being turned around at the end at an appropriate moment, allowing the musicians to respond for a further 15 minutes. The performance shouldn’t be interrupted by the turning of the screen.

Credits

Artists:
Alice Bloomfield
Fergus Polglase

Musicians:
Evan Abell
Tara Cunningham
Lluis Domènech Plana
Jordan Hadfield
Jesse Doniach Hughes
Billy Leach
Joe Maclaren

Musicians selected by:
Billy Leach

Concept:
Joseph Bradley Hill

With thanks to Chris Greenwood at Louie Louie!

Alice Bloomfield

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Fergus Polglase

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