Tape Piece Performance
18th January 2021Videos Birmingham Record Company
Two performers each take a roll of tape and simultaneously wrap it around both of their bodies. They pause to
catch their breath, then try to break free from the tape. The title Tape Piece evokes 20th Century avant-garde
electronic music produced using magnetic audio tape. But this performance playfully recasts those complex
rhythms and sounds using entirely physical means, as two performers use ordinary household tape to create
an ever-changing choreographic musical work that fully integrates movement and sound.
Maya Verlaak / Andy Ingamells, Tape Piece (2012), performed by An assembly, part of 'New Intimacy I', LCMF 2017, Ambika P3, 7 December 2017
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