Re: Solo ea

Subject: Re: Solo ea
From: James Bailey (
Date: Tue Feb 08 2005 - 14:24:55 EST

Kevin wrote:
> In my reading I have noted the lack of commentary on much ea art as
> being solo in nature, when compared to traditional musics / (sound
> arts). A string quartet requires 4 or 5 people (if the composer is
> not one of the performers), and choral / orchestral works call
> together many people (at the last stages of the composition >
> performance structure).

There are exceptions to this, of course, mainly in live performance
situations. Mother Mallard's Portable Masterpiece Company was the first
(or at least the first to become widely known). Then there's the Canadian
Electronic Ensemble, the longest continually performing live ea group
anywhere (though I'm told they're allowed a potty break every few hours
:->). The live improvisation scene also has a large percentage of
ensembles using electronic devices, though whether that counts as ea
depends on your point of view, I suppose.

James Bailey
host: Electric Storm / A Missing Sense
CKLN-FM 88.1 Toronto

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