This item is not in the library — it is a part of: C. Cardew (ed.), Nature Study Notes (full, 1969).

Page one of the Evening Standard current on the day of performance. Each performer has a copy which he will use as his score. Performers decide individually how they wish to interpret the score and perform accordingly for a given length of time.


Improvisation Rite 3. Suggestions for playing: Play it straight through as if one was actually reading it. Play the pictures only. Play the headlines only. Play the captions only. Play the punctuation only. Play one news item only. Play the white space around the print only. Etc, etc.
Alternate version: Each player has a previously agreed distinct part to play (eg. one of the above, etc.). Ending can still be at a given time or whenever players feel they have finished.

Notes from 2015

The author of this rite, Carole Finer, has stated that the Evening Standard has changed a lot since 1969. This should be performed with a 'serious' broadsheet newspaper, with several stories on the front page, such as the Sunday Times. It is acceptable for an ensemble to use the business section in addition to the main news section. It must be the front page only of these sections. Not everyone need use the same front page.

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