Composition Exercises (Tobias Reber)

"Composition Exercises" is a series of texts by Tobias Reber (composer, instrumentalist, facilitator).
You may view them all at with the first one appearing in 2016.

They might be useful, interesting, conceptual, funny and also performable.
Occasionally on a webpage you can also encounter a recording that was sent to Tobias, however, it's not exactly a prompting initiative because the performance of the pieces is not the focus.

Cempekitien Oxorciko #25

Choose a random text – a news article, a poem, anything.

Replace every “s” with a “k” and vice versa.

Then swap every “e” with an “o” and vice versa.

Read it to the next person without any explanation, and with a straight face.

Composition Exercise #113

Play any Schönberg piece, but only play the notes belonging to C major.

Of more than 500 scores, jokes and other ideas, close to the heart are especially the calls to engage with escape rooms (323), scavenger hunts (66, 384) and board games (452).

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Individual cues are used, with the kind agreement from the author, in the random score feature:

19 cues from this source

Random scores with cues from this source:

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