Nature Study Notes for Copy-pasting
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"Nature Study Notes" digitization subpage — searchable and easy to use Improvisation Rites, soon.
Now available as scanned hand-writing e.g. at: http://intuitivemusic.dk/iima/sonsn.pdf

Please, help us with re-writing to speed up the process.

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  • Notes for Improvisation Rites — the last section of "Nature Study Notes" is one of the first digitized parts. It provides alternative titles for rites and additional info. See there to identify your match.

Rites from undone section as 1st line or creation link (this is just a helper, see above for current results)

Use any means to decide on a conductor. He is set up in front and asked to improvise soundlessly. The rest read him like a score and play accordingly.

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Rite. F: Keith Rowe


Cornelius Cardew

See: Movement for Ears

They look at each other and it's as though the rest of the world had stopped, or gone behind a cloud leaving just the two of them, naked, standing in a shower of rain.

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Tender Glances Rite for Two.


Cornelius Cardew
[74 on next page] in the original (irregular order)

This is a little complicated, but basically one person sits at the top, not playing. Listening. The rest aspire (some maybe don't) to that position. When one of the aspirants qualifies, the silent position is transferred to him wordlessly (or with words, but a physical change of position is not necessary). The previously silent one, after a period of blankness (idleness, listleness — and have a certain amount of peripheral moving around is perhaps desirable), then in turn aspires (plays), and so it goes on …

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'Concerte' Mountain Rite.


Cornelius Cardew

Find or make a mountain. From the top, blow your problems and solutions to the (four) winds.

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'Concerte' Mountain Rite.


Cornelius Cardew

It's not music. It's my heart beating.

Cornelius Cardew

It glows when it's spun. Spin your dream.

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Firefly Rite


David Jackman

Fix your eyes on some object or person in your vicinity. Imagine that your point of focus is changing colour. Change as many colours as you want. When you have mentally adjusted the colours to your satisfaction, proceed to the next activity.

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Colours Rite. F: Emulsion paint. A: Ugly wallpaper.


David Jackman

lipsticks.. Please choose one
Moon Rose. Tawny Frost. Pink Heaven. Honey Mist. Fresh Pink. Golden Haze. Fresh Rose. Dew Pink. Moonlight Frost. Strawberry Fresh. Dawn Gold. Fresh Red. Fresh Coral. Tiger Rose. Coral Mist. Pink-me-up. Amber Mist. Morning Rose.
When you have made your choice play as if in solitary bliss .. a reverie in scented air .. float .. away .. to .. a .. star

David Jackman

Talk gibberish to someone (any sounds, gestures, expressions). Have conversation with that person in gibberish. After a while notice that another pair nearby is talking the same language. Include them in your conversation. Continue until everyone is participating in the same conversation. Continue

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Rite


Frederic Rzewski

There are five consecutive periods of time. The first part of each period is silent, the second part music. The lengths of the periods and their parts are free. The signal to begin each part of each period may be given by any player and must be observed by the rest.

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Chris Jones

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