Overview

This project will focus on the various interpretation of Christian Wolff’s 1, 2 or 3 people that emerged during the process of this project.
A list of the methods used to interpret Wolff and which will be presented in this project:

  • overall aesthetic view of interpretation and performance
  • personal encounters
  • the role of the environment and its influence on phenomenological experience of the performers and technology
  • mapping processes into DMX lights
  • video and sound representation

All these methods emerged by exploring the various interpretations of Wolff. From the start it was clear that Wolff offers a network of relationships, which eventually would shape an overall strategy for a performance. These relationships will be covered later in depth. Overall, we decided – after exploring different musical approaches – to focus on embodying Wolff’s score as a performance tool. This meant that the three performers would internalise the actions that Wolff offers and reuse them in a trio improvisation (two pianos, sax). Further it was decided that DMX lights would be used in order to visualise the environment and be an active part of the performance. During the process it was also decided that each of the three performers would perform solo to outline an individual interpretation of Wolff. These solo interpretations are focusing on the embodied/learned vocabulary that was used in the trio improvisation.