The Li Toolbox

Angles (noise):
Angular noise sounds of varying lengths,
variation of frequency.
Marcato attacks.

Angles (pitch):
Angular, pitched sounds of varying lengths, more long than short impulses, sometimes marcato attacks.

Move from single sounds with much space to building a tutti structure. Pause and repeat.
(Also in two to three groups in parallel simultaneously)fix?

Breaking (1):
One person starts playing a stable sound, the rest of group 1 imitate.
Group 2: One person starts a stable sound which complements or contrasts Group 1, and the rest of Group 2 imitates the instigator. Group 1 fade away.
Repeat. Gradually less change and shorter intervals.

Breaking (2):
Like a mass being penetrated and broken apart.

Imagine and play the sound of a material cracking.

Move from something fluid and fast to something clear, static, crystalline and simple.

Make phrases together, react to impulses. Iterations and flourishes.
Asymmetric rhythm, fast. Longer and shorter gestures.
Centers (1):
One person leads a group through his/her playing.
The other players can imitate, contrast, accompany etc, but listen to the leader/center at all times.

Centers (2):
Focus on a common center of gravity: A sound, chord or mode.

Centers (3):
Every player is her own center. Listen, but stay autonomous. Wadada.

Very slow sounds, repetitive, breath tempo.

Explosive sounds.

Fast, follow each others movements in a chaotic ”unison”.
Pitch or noise.

Lines (linear movement, meanders):
Move from one point to another in a melodic, meandering, linear way, non repetitive.

Lines (tutti):
Make linear, melodic phrases together, either in heterophony or finishing each others phrases.

A static, sustained sound mass.

Ripples 1:
Repetitive. Like a faster, polyrhythmic version of DUNES.

Ripples 2 (Rhythms):
Repetitive, percussive, polyrhythmic shorter sounds.

Spots 1:
Or points, short sounds, open.
Make phrases together, react to impulses.
Play only one sound at a time, space and listening.

Spots 2:
Make spots together in smaller groups. Try to synchronize.

Parallel trios.

Dynamic waves.

Possible variations, additional instructions, modifiers
Pitches or sounds (more noise content): Note -Node – Noise. Movement from note to
noise and back.
Dynamics loud/soft/medium/varied
Small/larger groups
Fast/slow/medium/variation in tempo
Register high/low
Register changing or fixed
Timbre, constant or changing
Short, resonant or sustained sounds
Spatial placement of groups or sounds.
Metric rhythm more/less

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