John Cage: Third Construction / Rehearsal Techniques

March 18, 2011 3:47 pm in Concert by Web Team

This video series, originally posted in 2010, is offered here in the Vic Firth Exchange to give students and educators the opportunity to ask questions and discuss all aspects of this monumental percussion work.

< Watch the performance in our previous Exchange article

< Watch a discussion of instrumentation & part considerations

In this video, the members of So Percussion discuss several rehearsal strategies they used when working on this piece (as well as other chamber music ensembles):

Rehearsal Technique 1:

Singing the Parts



Rehearsal Technique 2:

Visual Cueing



Rehearsal Technique 3:

Defining Roles within the Music



Rehearsal Technique 4:

Developing Teamwork



peters logoJohn Cage’s “Third Construction” is available through CF Peters Publishing.

So Percussion and Vic Firth would like to thank CF Peters Publishing
and the John Cage Trust for their continued support.

 


 

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