MARCEL DUCHAMP, La Mariée mise à nu par ses célibataires même. Erratum musical.
Following Marcel Duchamp’s score that once belonged to John Cage, this piece is
made using a small mechanical train complete with carriages containing balls
numbered from 1 to 88. The numbers on the balls refer to the number of keys on
a piano, in ascending order from lowest to highest.
The balls are dropped randomly into the wagons through a funnel. The score is
then written down by noting the numbers. The pianist plays the keys, which are also
marked with numbers from 1 to 88, according to the sequence of the balls.
What ensues is a so-called “random or indeterminate” music.
Marcel Duchamp devised the concept in 1913, long before anyone else.
Featured as part of the exhibition Les Marcel - Collection R.PATT
at the Museum du Botanique in Brussels, on Thursday 1 June 2023 at 7.30 pm.
Installation: Baudouin Oosterlynck
On the piano: Pierre Chevalier
WhenThu. 1 Jun, 2023