Performance of Call to Order - photographs

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Artist-run institutions
Musical score
Musical translation

Call to Order is the translation—into musical sound—of the meeting minutes of the organizations behind Institutions by Artists: The Convention (PAARC, Fillip, and ARCA). Call to Order uses a prosaic form of administration as material for creative production. Musical scores were created from the meeting minutes of each organization by mapping Robert’s Rules of Order onto the implied rules of Piston’s Harmony and using both texts as comparative guides.

Call to Order is the musical sound of an organization. Using the minutes from board meetings as the harmonic framework for a potential musical score, Call to Order is a proposition: What does the administration of an organization sound like?


Photographs for the live performance that took place at 1 pm in the World Art Centre Studio at the Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, Simon Fraser University and was performed by Peggy Lee (cello), Jon Bentley (alto and bass clarinets), and Chris Gestrin (piano)"

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Kathleen Ritter and James Maxwell
Peggy Lee (cello)
Jon Bentley (alto and bass clarinets)
Chris Gestrin (piano)
Canada Council for the Arts: Media Arts