Composition #1: For Olympians

10 Pieces for Olympians1

1.
5 seconds of rage
15 seconds of melancholy
15 seconds of wistfulness
200 seconds of regret.

2.
Five notes, descending
[for all members]
[repeat 5-10 times]
[start together]

3.
Rectangle
Red
Kandinsky
[repeat]

4.
Objects:
Violin bow
Vibraphone
Shakers
Fender Twin

5.
Enter when you like
Follow the person opposite you
Passages of silence
Apex
Finish together.

6.
Rock out
Stop
[take solos where appropriate]

7.
Play three notes from your favourite song
[repeat]

8.
Half the band plays a happy song
Half the band plays a sad song.

9.
What if you weren’t here?

10.
Dancing.


1 Olympians are a music band. They started in Norwich but are now mostly based in London. They have released 3 EPs and ran a book-themed singles club throughout 2012. They record pop songs with as many instruments as they can find. They play their songs live with guitars and shout a lot, it is more fun that way. Theirs is the only band that all of the members agree they vaguely like. [from http://www.olympians.com]

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