NIO formed in 2017 to explore new and existing contemporary music scores.
Cobra, by John Zorn, is based on a strategy game – it was conceived as a system with detailed rules but with no preconceived sequence of events.
Play, by Christian Wolff, is part of his ‘Prose Collection’ in the early ‘60s and consists of indications for playing and soundmaking. It lays down general limits or gives precise indications as to how to proceed, and makes suggestions about character, timing and sequence.
Listen, by Chris Parfitt, explores the experience of how we listen and interpret a common experience.
There will also be a piece in the Parade Ground that involves audience participation – please check the timetable for details on how to take part.