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Workshop Works: Imitation   (2018)

for a collection of organ pipes and any group of players

Performance by LUUMS Composers' Ensemble

Each piece in the Workshop Works:______ series is designed to be accessible to any players, regardless of their technical abilities or specialisms, and provide an opportunity to thoroughly explore the sonic possibilities of the pipes through various modes of improvisation. By allowing a level of freedom within these works, Jake could learn from the players and the players could learn from each other. 

Prior to the performance of Workshop Works: Imitation, each player is instructed to gather their own selection of pipes and arrange them within an area of the performance space which then becomes their own (this may be marked with a personal item). During the performance, players first familiarise themselves with their selection of pipes through “free play”. They then explore various modes of imitation: fixed and dynamic player positions, aural and visual attention to others, etc. 

Photography by Ben Hutchinson 

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