Act – Daniel Bennett

Performance of Act, by Daniel Bennett – DOWNLOAD HERE

A performance of the text score Act, by Daniel’s Bennett (originally a collaborative project on the Bang the Bore forum). The score is in bold below, my notes follow in italics.

Act – Daniel Bennett

For individual or group acting as one, and any musical or unmusical objects.

Perform a single, economical action.
Repeat, varying articulation as the action demands.
Continue until the action is resolved.

“does someone who says that the broom is in the corner really mean: the broomstick is there, and so is the brush, and the broomstick is fixed in the brush?” (Wittgenstein Philosophical Investigations No 201)

All social life is essentially practical. All mysteries which lead theory to mysticism find their rational solution in human practice and in the comprehension of this practice” (Marx’s eighth thesis on Feuerbach, Marx and Engels, 1977, p.122).

Submissions can be in any form.

Preparation is allowed, but no post processing/ clean up of any form

My single, economical action was to fill a container with ceramic tiles. I made two additional choices with the intention of making the audio recording more engaging for the listener; I documented the action in a large, resonant space (Left Bank Arts Centre in Leeds); and made as wide a variety of sounds as possible. In order to repeat the action – with varied articulation – within one take, you will also hear me emptying the box before filling it again.

The image accompanying this piece was made by Kevin Nickells, and is itself another interpretation of this score.

Seth Cooke - Act, Daniel Bennett