"Impromptu presents Late Works" is 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.
• done without being planned or rehearsed
• a short piece of instrumental music, especially a solo, that is reminiscent of an improvisation
• 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.
Daniel Kerrison Stock
Jesse Doniach Hughes
Musicians selected by:
Joseph Bradley Hill
With thanks to Chris Greenwood at Louie Louie!
3 Folds in 2 Wholes, 2018
Cousin Bill's Great Thrill, 2018