You Nakai, Jay Barnacle, and Earle Lipski
2009. 1. 23
MAPS OF THE TRACKS OF YOU is a solo music performance.
To perform this piece, the following equipment is required:
a wireless headphone;
a wireless microphone;
a long-time delay system;
several people sitting on chairs;
and several listeners.
All sounds occurring within the performance space and time are delayed for one minute, and played out from the performer's headphone.
This sound from one minute past is used as a map to guide the performance.
The performer sits in front of the audience with eyes closed. After the initial one minute of map-making, all the lights in the venue go out.
The performance consists in reciting this instruction, while dragging the people on chairs one by one; the sound of both actions forms the subsequent sound map.
The sound map instructs the performer when to recite the instructions, and when to drag the people on chairs (recite only when there is a space in the sound map, and drag only while reciting)
Each minute, the performer considers the first person he drags as a human microphone. The volume of his voice for the rest of the minute is determined according to the distance to that human microphone. Reciting will thus include shouting and whispering.
The performance ends and all the lights are turned back on when this instruction is recited until the end.
| Tokyo, January 13-23, 2009 |