Live improvisation on a double bass

Series: 
Concert
Performance type: 
Performance sonore
Free tags: 
improvisation
Instrument de musique
vivant
Creator: 
Bruno Mendonça
Performer: 
Bruno Mendonça
Géraldine Bloch
Witness: 
Ben Vautier
Occurence: 
Objets: 

archet

Technique description référence: 
archet

vêtements de Géraldine: jeans, chaussures

Technique description référence: 
vêtements de Géraldine: jeans, chaussures
Documents: 

compte rendu de la performance par Ben Vautier avec sa logique interne

Type: 
Imprimé
Technique description référence: 
compte rendu de la performance par Ben Vautier avec sa logique interne
BEN_VA
Description: 

Equipped with a bow and microphone, we went up on the little stage in Annie and Ben (Vautier)’s garden. I had asked Géraldine Bloch to wear jeans. I set up a chair on which Géraldine seated herself, I grabbed her hair like the strings of the neck of a double bass, and slid the bow upon it, then I brought the bow down to her shoes, her jeans.

I lifted the chair, allowing more space and I played, in improvised positions between the bow and her body. The improvisation finished when the friction zones were explored.