a tone played very softly and lasting the duration of a full breath

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1. Jessie Downs - WOBC broadcasting station, also broadcast on wobc.org - November 3rd 6am

partial (by memory) attendance: Jessie Downs, Douglas Farrand, Eugene Kim, Porter James

documentation: audio recording

notes: (from memory) realised during weekly radio broadcast of (Schlesien) Noch S. Chum Seem 67 Others Needs on WOBC, alongside field recordings from around Oberlin

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a continuous, gentle rubbing of one stone on another stone

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2. Doug Farrand - Allen Memorial Art Museum Courtyard - November 6th 3pm

partial (by memory) attendance: Doug Farrand, Jessie Downs, Miles Emmons, Peter Freeman, Tristan Gordon, Porter James, Eugene Kim, Elise Moltz, Tony Risotto

documentation: audio recording, photographs (Tristan Gordon)

notes: (from notebook) 15degrees Celsius, clear sky

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something plucked or struck softly and allowed to decay

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3. Adam Parker - The Bacon Arbor - November 13th 9pm

partial (by memory) attendance: Adam Parker, Elizabeth Aubert, Jessie Downs, Doug Farrand

documentation: audio recording

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an opening of a space to another space

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4. Peter Freeman - Art building (Venturi addition) entrance - November 20th 5pm

partial (by memory) attendance: Peter Freeman, Jessie Downs, Doug Farrand, Tristan Gordon, Porter James, Ron Shalom, Christian Smith

documentation: audio recording, photographs (Tristan Gordon)

notes: (from notebook) shocking --- (illegible), --- ----
action + environment. p4 almost lyrical in its variation, --, flexibility.
one by one opened the door through towards the courtyard, + then moved through it.
Each person timing it differently, doing s- ---- (illegible) --- all doing the same.
Walking through the door -- -- other side --- (illegible) else entirely. Leaves- geese - only if resonance -- (illegible) --- inside, now the doors opening/ the -- (illegible)  s very different indeed. and again. Sometime. 

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a continuous, gentle rustling of dry leaves

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5. Tristan Gordon - old drive-up teller located behind the LorMet Credit Union (49 S. Main) - November 29th 4.30pm

partial (by memory) attendance: Tristan Gordon, Benjamin Bacon, Jessie Downs, Doug Farrand, Peter Freeman, Elise Moltz, Tony Risotto, Sivan Silver-Swartz, Christian Smith

documentation: audio recording, photographs (Tristan Gordon)

notes: (from notebook) cold, a ---(illegible) in the rain, snow expected tomorrow
Dry leaves on branches- attached w/ string to rafts of former-drive through for a credit union
2 of them- continuous-uncaring-announced potential for a future simultaneity

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a tone played very softly and repeated at a regular pulse

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6. Carrie Frey - Central 36 - December 2nd 4pm

partial (by memory) attendance: Carrie Frey, Matthew Chamberlain, Jessie Downs, Doug Farrand

documentation: audio recording

notes: (from memory) a very dark room
sat on the floor

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a noise sustained very softly for a long time

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 7. Elizabeth Aubert - Bibbins atrium (front doors, north side) - December 7th 10.50am

partial (by memory) attendance: Elizabeth Aubert, Jessie Downs, Doug Farrand

documentation: audio recording

notes: (from memory) Elizabeth arrived, performed for a large crowd, quickly before they dispersed, and left. Jessie and I arrived shortly thereafter, spent time listening and made a quick recording. Under the assumption that the low hum of piano repair machinery in the basement constituted the realisation of the score. 

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two stones struck together

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 8. Doug Farrand - Fairchild Chapel - February 7th 9pm

partial (by memory) attendance: Doug Farrand, Jessie Downs, Elise Moltz, Sam Philips-Corwin, Eastman Presser, Tony Risotto, Sivan Silver-Swartz

documentation: audio recording (Eastman Presser- not yet available)

notes: (from memory) very brief, performed outside a locked Fairchild Chapel
unexpectedly hasty

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a continuous, gentle rubbing of paper on a wall

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9. Matthew Chamberlain - Kulas Atrium Stairwell - February 10th 4.20pm

partial (by memory) attendance: Matthew Chamberlain, Jessie Downs, Doug Farrand, Eastman Presser

notes: (from notebook) cold, high temperature of 0celsius, snow showers

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a radio tuned to an international news broadcast and played softly

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two tones sustaining a perfect fifth (3:2) very softly for a long time

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a simple melody played very softly

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an ascending series of tones played very softly and at a regular pulse

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a handful of seeds released slowly over time

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an audio recording of a space played back softly within another space

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 15. Porter James - Tree outside Philips gym - March 6th 7.30pm

partial (by memory) attendance: Porter James, Adam Parker-Levine

documentation: audio file referenced in score (Porter James, recorded at same location as realisation)

notes: (from memory) installation was prematurely dismantled and partially stolen by unknown person

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a continuous breaking-up of dry twigs

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 16. Tristan Gordon - a large log in the western part of the Arboretum, north of Plum Creek - March 14th 2pm

partial (by memory) attendance: Tristan Gordon, Rena Zoe Branson, Stephen Graves, Alexander Heald, Ron Shalom, Peter VanKoughnett

documentation: 4 photographs (Ron Shalom), map (Tristan Gordon)

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a tone sustained very softly for a long time

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a descending series of tones played very softly and at a regular pulse

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18. David Bird - under Mudd staircase - March 28th 2012 noon

partial (by memory) attendance: David Bird, Doug Farrand, Peter Freeman, Eugene Kim

documentation: audio recording of event, tape used by David (in his possession)

notes: (from memory) empty campus, warm, accompanied by intoxicated bees unable to fly straight

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a series of footsteps from one place to another

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19. Alex Heald - grassy earth mound between police station and Plum Creek - April 6th 5pm

partial (by memory) attendance: Alex Heald, Jessie Downs, Doug Farrand, Adam Parker-Levine

documentation: audio recording, text (Alex Heald)

notes: (from memory) a strikingly strange passage of 6 minutes
Alex pointed out the very slight visual impact of his performance, the slightly flattened grass reflecting the light differently

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On the grass at the rear of the police station at the side of the library at the side of the creek, three people, a fluid speaker in coat, a medium bell-keeper in tap, a watching listener in hat, and more than three culled a me in sport to trumple backwards over 2 mounds the distance from my eye to the sun. 

- Alex Heald


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