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MOBILE CHORUS – Diaspora Pavilion, Venice – 26 Nov 2017

MOBILE CHORUS

Participatory performance with susan pui san lok *
5.15 5.45pm Diaspora Pavilion Palazzo Pisani a Santa Marina, Calle de le Erbe, Venice

ALL WELCOME

* To participate, please download the Soundcloud app and search SPSL for the Mobile Chorus playlist, or visit https://soundcloud.com/susanpuisanlok/sets/mobile-chorus

Mobile Chorus (2006-ongoing) is a 3-minute, 5-part instrumental score, for 5 or more voices, to be performed for variable durations. The score references the earlier audio interludes, Songs I, II, III (2005), which comprise sung instances of the lyric ‘golden’. Mobile Chorus is realised through occasional performances by non-professional singers, according to the instructions below. At Diaspora Pavilion, Mobile Chorus will take place within the artist’s installation, Untitled (Pavilion).

Instructions

  1. The artist invites 5 or more participants to sing-along to 5 instrumental parts, with mobile devices, headphones and Soundcloud playlist ready
  2. Singers will sync start the playlist and listen to track 1 (the integrated 5-part instrumental)
  3. Singers will then sing-along to different parts in their chosen order, eg
    • 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or
    • 2, 3, 4, 5, 1
    • or 3, 4, 5, 1, 2
    • or 4, 5, 1, 2, 3
    • or 5, 1, 2, 3, 4
  4. Singers may move around a given internal or external location for the duration of the mobile chorus
  5. Singers may stop after singing along to the 5 parts, or choose to continue ad infinitum

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Mobile Chorus is part of the two-day Diaspora Pavilion Closing Programme, 25-26 November, 2017