What is a score?
Like a recipe, a score facilitates a process in time. A score asks its reader to consider a scenario and interpret, respond, experience, attend and take action. A score is a way of asking. While traditional scores are often written on paper, Indoor Jogging proposes the voice recording as an experimental form of audible notation that holds a particular duration and tempo––like a guided meditation.
How does it work?
The online booklet hosts a series of scores which invite you to create sounds using everyday objects. The exercises can be experienced by:
- Listening to the audio score and/or reading the timed-text as it appears on the screen.
- Listening to a sound recording of the artists’ interpretation of the score.
- Performing the score by yourself or with a friend.
Liu and Willes will be adding new scores to the booklet over the course of the month.
Indoor Jogging draws on experimental music and performance practices that incorporate verbal notation, such as ‘prose scores’ and the ‘event score’. The project offers these playful propositions for listening as a way of working on ourselves—our attention, presence, and capacity to care for our surroundings and each other. Indoor Jogging frolics in the felt-ness of sound.