30th SEPTEMBER 2018
Near The Terrace Cafe, Madeira Road, PL1 2NY
Immersive Orchestra is a collaborative performance between wild swimmers and amateur musicians. Devised by artist Shannon Watson, and produced with Imperfect Orchestra, the performance is split into two main parts.
Part One - Wild Swimming
Immersive Orchestra will see dozens of participants enter Plymouth Sound to swim at their leisure whilst being soundtracked by the Imperfect Orchestra's participatory ensemble of guitars. The wild swimmers will 'conduct' the performance of the Guitar Orchestra as their strokes in the water informs the pace of the music, and the number of swimmers effects playing dynamics. Anyone who feels that they are a capable swimmer is invited to take part. Even those who do not feel confident swimming in open water are invited to join in by splashing and paddling on the shoreline.
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Part Two - Plymphony No. 1 in Sea
Plymphony No. 1 is a live score, composed by Imperfect Orchestra, to be played by a 'Guitar Orchestra' of at least 100 guitar (or other stringed instrument) players. All instruments will need to be either acoustic or have their own battery powered amp if electric. The piece will be a minimalist composition taking inspiration from wild swimming. It will rely on rhythm, repetition, ebbs and flows, swells and calms, and open C tunings. This inspiration will be encapsulated in a range of musical motifs of different skill levels for collaborative playing. Imperfect Orchestra welcomes participants of all skill levels, from complete beginner to professional musician, to take part in the performance.
In order to make the best performance we can, there will be a rehearsal on 22nd September 2018. During this rehearsal, we will also make a professional audio recording for use in developing legacy projects. The rehearsal and recording will take place Plymouth University in "The House". You can find details on how to find us HERE.
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On this page you will find all of the information you need for taking part in Plymphony No.1 in Sea.
The instructions, TAB document and audio samples are all downloadable so that you can practice offline or print off your own copies, but you can also use this webpage as your resource.
There are also links just below to help with tuning your guitar to open C (CGCGCE) and another that will take you to a video where you can learn how to read TAB for guitar.