Performance artist: Abbie Conant
Susanne Bradbury: Piano
Kaplan: Stage technician
Table of Contents
1. General Description
2. PDF Score
3. YouTube Video of Winnie
4. Slide Show
1. Act Without Words I
instrumentalist; text of Samuel Beckett.
Premiere: Staatstheater Ingolstadt, Fall 1986 .
Beckett was a great fan of Buster Keaton--our model for Act Without Words I. Beckett’s text contains no spoken passages, only instructions for a pantomime for which we have created a precise and continuous musical accompaniment. The story is of a modern day Tantalus. Via an elaborate stage work of pullies and invisible black string, objects descend from the heavens that never fulfill. Toward the end even a trombone comes down…
2. PDF Score
To download the PDF score click here. (The score is in "concert format" which is 9x12 inch paper. I can be printed on tabloid size paper (USA) or A3 paper (EU) and then trimmed to size.)
(In case of possible errors in the Finale score, comparisons can be made with the original pencil copy which is here.)
3. YouTube Video of Act Without Words I
Abbie Conant, performance artist
Susanne Bradburry, piano
Sarah Kaplan, stage technician
William Osborne, director
Theater am Sozialamt Munich, Germany in May 1987.
To download to the video to disk click here.
4. Slide Show of Act Without Words I