Exposition

Anarchiving (in) Ben Patterson's Variations for Double-Bass (2018)

Christopher Williams

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Here I employ techniques of anarchiving to explore the dynamics of notation, improvisatory performance, and analysis in Fluxus artist Ben Patterson's Variations for Double-Bass (1961). Coined by process philosophers Erin Manning and Brian Massumi, the concept of the anarchive refers to "a repertory of traces of collaborative research-creation events. The traces are not inert, but are carriers of potential." Variations' proto-anarchival qualities drive the structure of the exposition, which includes superimposed video documentation from my own performances, as well as brief analytical texts and performance instructions for the reader. I hope that this meta-anarchival process both sheds light on Patterson's work, and shows how documentation and analysis in the spirit of the anarchive can propel experimental (musical) practice forward in unexpected ways.
typeresearch exposition
keywordsAnarchive, Experimental Music, Fluxus, Improvisation, Notation, Process Philosophy, Experimental music, improvisation, notation, Process philosophy
date28/09/2018
published28/09/2018
last modified28/09/2018
statuspublished
share statusprivate
licenseAll rights reserved
urlhttps://www.researchcatalogue.net/view/387316/387317
doihttps://doi.org/10.22501/jar.387316
published inJournal for Artistic Research
portal issue16. 16


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