Creative works

Partija / The Game


interactive sound installation

How does the tension between playing freely and playing according to a strict set of rules, competition and unpredictability, arbitrariness and improvisation sound like?

The Game is an interactive sound installation merging the features and principles of card playing (Rummy), instrument playing and musical improvisation into a temporary performative situation. The Game’s system uses a digital interface to translate information gathered in the course of a card game into a command score, which prescribes the way differingly designed motors play on piano strings and shape a unique space for playing music in the structure of a table game. The multi-layered design of the project puts participants into two distinct roles: they either partake in the performative situation as a listeners who follows the game and the music dictated by the game, or actively participate in the gameplay and becomes a part of this (un)predictable interactive sound situation.

Text by Lenka Đorojević.

More (in English) via the web link.

Partija set up in the Studio 23 room of the Cantore ex-barracks