Inspired by the creative approach adopted by authors and visual artists of the Surrealist movement, an "Exquisite Sound Corpse" is a collective composition made by a group of musicians playing independent from one another. Using wireless headphones and digital audio recording, musicians will be divided into headphone groups (Red, Blue, Green) to record a song element for a collective composition. At the end of the session we'll play back the final song that even it's creators haven't heard.
There is no experience necessary to participate!
How does it work?
All participants will be assigned a tempo and headphone channel (Red, Green, Blue). Working solo or as a group ensemble, participants will prepare a song element for the recording phase. Each session could be freestyle or include challenges to incorporate into each song element. There are no restriction on what can be offered up creatively but participants are limited to choosing only one instrument. Adding silence and space can be important considerations when creating something that evolves and plays nicely with other song elements. During recording, an audible metronome counts in performers to capture their one and only take. After a short intermission, we'll enjoy the gruesome release party of a creation like no other...
the Exquisite Sound Corpse.
The goal is to have fun and eventually release the recordings (stream/mp3/podcast) under creative commons license for non-commercial use. Each week we'll spice things up by adding new themes, challenges, sample packs, and achievement awards for participants.