Allan Kaprow 7 Kinds of Sympathy, 1975
7 Kinds of Sympathy
Allan Kaprow, 1975
Extract transcribed for String Quartet by Slave Pianos, 2000
Each player learns the appropriate part from the ASSE/FISHKIN/GUTOFF Music Hall Whistling Performance.
For the performance no scores are used.
The first violinist teaches the cellist to play the first violin part on the violin, at the same time as the viola player teaches the second violinist the viola part. This must take place within 1 minute.
After this the cellist teaches the first violinist to play the cello part on the cello at the same time as the second violinist teaches the viola player the second violin part. (1 minute).
The quartet then performs the piece as they have learnt it.
Alison Knowles Nivea Cream Piece, 1962
Nivea Cream Piece
Alison Knowles, 1962. Recorded 1990.
Recomposed for String Quartet and Rosin, Slave Pianos, 2000.
Apply rosin to bow.
Performance notes: use pickups or microphones to amplify the piece.
Imants Tillers Queue Actions, 1973
Imants Tillers, 1973
Transcribed for String Quartet, Slave Pianos, 2000.
Violin 1: Play note X1. Move to note Y1 over Z1 seconds.
Violin 2: Play note X2. Move to note Y2 over Z2 seconds.
Viola: Play note X3. Move to note Y3 over Z3 seconds.
Cello: Play note X4. Move to note Y4 over Z4 seconds.
- The quartet is organized into a queue chord.
- Once the queue is formed, it is held for a period of time.
- All movements are continuous glissandi but need not be direct.
- All movements are very noisy, the queue chord is sonorous.