Alison Knowles Nivea Cream Piece, 1962

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Allan Kaprow 7 Kinds of Sympathy, 1975

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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

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Imants Tillers Queue Actions, 1973

Queue Actions

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.

  1. The quartet is organized into a queue chord.
  2. Once the queue is formed, it is held for a period of time.
  3. All movements are continuous glissandi but need not be direct.
  4. All movements are very noisy, the queue chord is sonorous.

EXAMPLE VALUES:

X1=C#6-quarter-tone
x2=B4
x3=D3
x4=C1+quarter-tone
y1=C3
y2=E3
y3=G3
y4=C4
z1=14
z2=19
z3=21
z4=24

Alex Selenitsch Toora Lee: Four Pieces for Bellow Organ, 1973

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Beck Hansen (as Beck) Devil’s Haircut, 1996

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Gunter Christmann Audio Plastik No. 4, 1974–77

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John Lennon & Paul McCarthy The Ballad of John and Yoko, 1969

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Marcel Duchamp La mariee mise a nu par ses celibataires, 1913

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Phil Edwards Hard Rubbish Drive By, 1998

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Philip Corner Carrot Chew Performance, 1964

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Joseph Beuys & Nam June Paik Klavierduett In Memoriam George Maciunas

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Joe Jones Flux Music Box, 1965

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