This is the Score, 2005
There are two versions of this piece. It began as a wall drawing based on a page from a photocopied punk rock fanzine from 1976.
This is a chord
This is another
This is a third… Now form a band
Indeed, if you do learn to play these chords you will be able to play a multitude of songs, punk and otherwise. But in a way that becomes mere emulation, which contributed to the mis-understanding of punk rock. There wasn‘t meant to be a uniform. I made a detourned version of the original drawing by flipping the fingering of the chords. This dissonant flipped version suggests; don‘t just copy, go and do something else.
This drawing became a ‘score’ which was then used for a series of shows that occurred in Germany in 2005. It‘s important to see the score as a drawing – it‘s not to be played literally. In four different exhibition locations I found musicians who could relate to the score in such a way that if they saw their music as progressive then they were playing to the score. The musicians played their music at a concert during the opening of the show, this was filmed on video and exhibited as documentation during the show.
JuliJuni at Neues Museum Weserburg
Neue Dresdner Kammermusik at HfBk, Dresden
Anja Kreysing at Museum Bochum