WYHIWYG– what you hear is what you get –
WYHIWYG; places the audience in a large tent in the auditorium whilst unseen outside the tent several musicians perform a series of pieces; improvisations; depositions and impositions interspersed with playbacks of pre-recorded material. The different pieces within WYHIWYG are segued to provide the effect of one continuous piece.
Previously called “Carry on camping” and world premiered at the Listening Room, the performance includes pre-recorded sequences that reflect activities and sound adventures of the previous year. The pre-recorded sequences may feature ; environmental field recordings, soundscapes; and general land & sound mark events.
The inclusion of field is to be expected in the time we now live, but excerpts from Frakture performances may also be included, and thus explore the differences between live performance and recorded playback.
The feature of the Tent, removes visual clues and information for the audience. Camping itself, the process of being in a an enclosed space of the "tent" is an interesting opportunity to live in an acoustic world.
In performance, for the performers they now have no direct (visual) knowledge of the audience numbers and its characteristics, thus freeing them of formal performance etiquette and good manners.
For the Frakture festival 2002 October 5 2002