Perform It Yourself!
PIY Scores is an online series for pieces that anyone can perform in the comfort of their home. PIY Scores lets performances become a medium for communication, blurring the boundaries between composer, performer and audience.
Composers sometimes create music to be performed from the comfort of a home rather than a conventional public concert hall. Such pieces are often composed in a different way to ordinary concert music due to the different characteristics of the space and the presence of things like pets, house plants and permanent residents. Traditional concert etiquette is unlikely to be followed in a home, and the setting establishes different relationships between audience, performer and composer. The close proximity and convivial atmosphere can allow more insight into the compositional structures, the audience’s experience and the performer’s interpretation. This raises the following questions: Can the experience of interpreting these scores create new ways of artistic communication? Can the composer, performer and audience all become site-specific “interpreters”?
We invite you to document your interpretation of the pieces and send it to us. It doesn’t have to be fancy, phone camera footage will do! In case it is a video or an audio file, upload it to YouTube, Vimeo or Soundcloud and send us the link. By sending us your documentation, the composers can see (and hear) how you have used their work to create new performances. In turn you can all inspire each other and make your performances a shared experience.
This project is curated by Lars Kynde and Maya Verlaak.
Send all documentation to firstname.lastname@example.org