On the 28th May 2017, 11 people performed a brand new composition especially written by James of Napoleon IVth, for Cliffe Castle in Keighley as part of Bradford Threadfest and UnCommons #3.
Musicians were based in small groups throughout the building and conducted via text message from a central point. Pace was dictated by the speed that text messages sent from James’ phone and the time they took to arrive at the performers phones.
A brand new recording of this composition will be posted here soon.
Instructions to performers were as follows
Please set your phones to the most standard sounding text message notification sound as possible and leave the ringers on.
Each box above contains a list of notes you can play. Once you receive a text with a box number (ie. 1, 2, 3 etc), please play these notes in any order, at any speed and in any octave. You do not have to synchronise with the other musicians around you. Some of these sections are blank, please do not play during these sections.
When you receive a text with the word STOP, please stop playing.
At the end of the performance I will text END, please slowly get quieter until you can no longer be heard, then stop.