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Score 15: collaborative storytelling

– n players (movement/sound/voice)
– computer installed with Object Score Notation
– 1 story recorded by order of the frequency of words
– variables: speed, volume

The computer gives voice to the story, players interpret the story with movement and sound.

Variation 1: surveillance: one player giving voice walks along the variables on scene, adds voice to the computer or silences, regulates volume and speed. Others execute/follow.

Variation 2: guiding: players follow but can also create deviations of the story. 1 player regulates the machine by silencing it, speeding it up, slowing it down, regulating the volume, installing the machine as a potent leader.

Variation 3: collaborative: all players can either follow the story, create deviations or guide machine

Score 14: emergency

– 1 camera
– 1 beamer
– lights
– 7 players
– 1 or more white hats with black number on top
– costumes with white rectangular zones

Time: for as long as the computer is out (stolen, crashed, bugged, or just switched off on purpose)

All players are functions of the software, apart of the one who is wearing the hat. 6 players work together in order to give instructions to the player who is wearing the hat. The hat-player(s) executes the instructions.
Instructions can be:
– show/hide img (fixed image) or vid (video = moving image + sound)
– play/stop snd (can be any sound)

1. if you are a function of the software, link yourself physically to the players you’re communicating with (by using ropes, tape…)
2. negociate a way to play when all technology falls out (flashlights might help)

Object Score Notation:


7 days later – it works again

Computer set-up / software running / camera well connected / almost all material uploaded again / tired / happy / THIEVES: STAY AWAY!

Big thanks to all* for time, energy, practical, financial, physical & moral support!

*Simon, Michael, Michael, Linda, David, Wendy, Peter, Femke, Denis, Seda, players, hosts, friends & family

It works!

That was on Thursday 1-10-9, ready to go into full rehearsal process.
The next morning our equipment was gone … stolen.
Four days later and lots of hours in cie of Michael and on the chat with Simon in Glasgow we are slowly recovering. In the mean time an ’emergency world’ has been constructed. Humans will survive the machine!

Score 13

– n players
– 1 drawer
– 1 image

Time: 12 min

– 100% risk: improvise with words and movements, vary the rhythms, play with different languages + syntax errors in each language, vary the moods
– come to full explosion in 10 min
– 1 player renarrates the drawing with movement or voice
– 1 player wipes out the drawing

Score 12: Learning languages

– 2 players
– 1 voice
– 1 story

Rewrite one of the stories that were produced in Score 10, link words/bits of phrases to movements and replay the story together. Players follow voice, voice follows players.

Variation: bring in a musician

Testing 2D & 3D

Preparing instructions 4 our new player – the computer

Objscrs new!

Trying out new version of the software.
Much more flexible, focused on the body, opening up to infinite possiblities… uuuuh

Score 11: suite of 10

– Score 10
– 4 players
– coloured sticky paper
– paper, pens

– read one of the stories of the notebook again, when you find a sound, write it down on a read paper and place it in the museum, come back to the story and find another sound and idem
– add what you think is missing to the museum
– from the museum go back to the drawings of score 10: chose a symbol, write it down on a pale orange paper and bring it to the museum – back and forth
– add what you think is missing to the museum
– chose one object with the related papers and create a world, with a score to improvise on

From headphones & sticky notes:

From maya-statue & sticky notes: