Cornelius Cardew’s Treatise

I will be once again participating in the annual Matthew Sperry Festival performance at the Luggage Store Gallery this coming Thursday. In addition to the tag-team trio shift (similar to last year’s event) we will be performing Cornelius Cardew’s piece Treatise, which is based on a rather monumental graphical score. As in most graphical score pieces, performers freely interpret the images. Below you can see an realization by Shawn Feeney that uses simple electronic sounds to realize an animated version of the score. I find it quite interesting as a visual+audio work

Cornelius Cardew’s Treatise – Realization from Shawn Feeney on Vimeo.

I suspect given the size and scope of our ensemble, our interpretation will be somewhat different.

An interesting discussion of Treatise (with a link to a flash animation) can be found here.