This is a video that explains a new piece I’ve written, “Music In Segments,” exclusively for @Instagram looping video.
Instructions for Performance:
The Players: For two to infinity “players.” Invite one to infinity friends, family, or strangers and have them all take out their respective devices and access my Instagram account, @WhoaItsMichaelO , where each specified “Music In Segments” video is located and will loop accordingly.
Segments: Each player selects an indicated looping “Music In Segments” Instagram video to “play,” whether it be many of the same loop, all different loops, or a vast combination of whatever the players would like to try out, as there are limitless possibilities. Also, the more players, the better, as my end goal is to gather as many people together to create a cacophony of sound.
Performance Time: The players decide how short or how long the performance of “Music In Segments” will be, as again, the possibilities are limitless since the videos are on an endless loop.
Volume: It is best if all devices are at maximum volume, but another way to change the performance is if each player adjusts their own volume up or down throughout the performance as they would like. Players may also choose to mute their video intermittently if they so desire. Every performance will be slightly different and completely (and literally) in the hands of the players.
Spacing: Another aspect of this piece is where to space yourselves for the performance. With this in mind, you may choose to stand or sit in a tight circle so that the music flows around and near the same area, or you may choose to walk around the room to see what kinds of effects you can create as the performance progresses. So try it as a close-knit group or spread yourselves out. Also, the actual space where you hold a performance will change the work, whether it be outdoors, indoors, in a small room, a hall, a bathroom, a cathedral, a car, a mall, a fast-food restaurant, grandma’s house, or wherever else. This is a mobile piece and should be performed as such. Be creative and find what will best suit your intended performance. @stevanrexroat
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