DIALOGUE V // BOISE
Band Dialogue is a site specific piece written for multiple bands to play simultaneously. Each Band Dialogue is intended as a development upon or dialogue with the last. An exploration of space, sound, fun, loudness, community, and new creative possibilities.
This is Band Dialogue V and is arranged for 15 bands. We will be set up in Grove street (one block from the Main stage). See street plot for layout and your specific location.
The piece is very simple and easy to play for anyone with a bit of band experience. That said, if you can make a little time to familiarize yourself with the piece, listening to the examples and looking over the notes and voicings, it will be much easier to put all the pieces together and sound much better : )
Sometimes the bands will be individual, as in 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 etc..., sometimes they will be divided in groups of 3 as in A / B / C, and sometime into groups of 2 as in North (9-15) + South (1-8).
Guitars, basses, keyboards, samplers, horns, etc.. will move together with basses playing roots, and will be referred to in instructions simply as guitars.
Sometimes all guitars from all bands will do one thing, while all drums do something else.
Form: there is an intro and 5 movements. Movement 1 has 2 parts.
I will conduct and cue all changes and will try to always count 1…..2…..1,2,3,4 cue.
PLEASE READ / THE SHORT LIST
*****IF YOU ONLY HAVE 10 MINUTES, PLEASE JUST CHECK OUT THESE FOLLOWING THINGS*****
Everyone, please note where you band is set up, and which groups (A,B,C and North and South) you are part of, this will determine what you play at certain parts.
Guitarists/Melodicists, if you only have 10 minutes, please read sections titled Movement 2 (listen to the demo to learn your 3 or 4 note melody and the correct fingering according to your group), and Movement 4 (noting the octave voicings according to your group).
Drummers please make sure you listen to the demo below for Movement 3, noting which group you are in.
Please send any music related questions to me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please send any production or schedule questions to: email@example.com
Open Tune Space in D / Follow cues for Dynamic crescendos and decrescendos for groups A / B / C.
MOVEMENT 1 (D)
Part 1 - Spacial Hits
Part 2 - Spacial Hits in time(quarter = 83)
MOVEMENT 2 (D)
Melodic Movement (bass and drums make texture, guitars break into North and South and follow melody)
MOVEMENT 3 (E)
All drums on rhythm. Drums start piece divided into groups A,B, and C then all together.
All guitars on chords. Guitarists divide into North and South groups.
MOVEMENT 4 (E)
Guitar Harmony Blend (no drums)
MOVEMENT 5 (E)
Drum noise into end riff
Here is some video and a full audio recording from last year's Band Dialogue III in Boise. The video is short, 4 minutes, and the audio is about 35 minutes..... They are a great reference if you have time to listen......
MUSIC INSTRUCTIONS DOWNLOADS
If you are interested in checking out the full instructions, here is a link to the PDFs for the full instructions for the piece that you can download. We will go over everything in rehearsal and printouts will be provided day of, but you can download these to take a look and familiarize yourself with the piece in depth if you like:
Click here for the music instruction PDFs
This is the melody for Movement 2.
Please listen to this melody and learn the fingerings:
North Guitars Play: D E G
South Guitars Play: A C# D F#
Everyone will always only play one note at a time. We will always alternate from group North to South, and cycle over and over again, following cues for every note. So I will cue North (1 note), South (1 note), North(1 note), South (1note), etc, etc....In this case that would be cue North (D), South (A), North (E), South (C#), and so on.....
On cue the melody begins slowly - a loose time, but every note is always cued, and you always stay in order of your 3 or 4 note pattern. The melody has 3 phases.
1. D A E C# G D D F#
2. E A G C# D D
3. E F# G A D C# E D G F# D
In this demo, North Guitars are panned to the left speaker, South panned to the right speaker. So north guitars on the left repeat their 3 note figure, while South Guitars on the right repeat their 4 note figure.
Please learn this rhythm.
Drums begin Movement 3. First Group B, then adding groups A+C, then all of A,B,+C together.
In this demo Group B drums are panned hard left and groups A+C are panned hard right.
Guitars in Movement 3 are divided into North and South. In this demo, North Guitars are panned Left and South Guitars panned Right.
These are simple octave voicings that will be played in a tremolo style. The first 6 are played by all groups, then we split into Group B and Groups A+C for the following voicings.
FULL AUDIO RECORDING OF BAND DIALOGUE III
4 MINUTE VIDEO (NOT IN ORDER OF FORM)
This video is not in order of the form, but is a visual reference of some of the different Movements.