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Songbook by Matteo Fargion

“I wrote the whole score for Songbook sitting at my desk, before setting foot into the studio. Here are some of the performance notes I gave to the dancers on the first day:

The overall structure is made up of the following numerical sequence: 5 2 1 2 11 2 1 3 3 1 2 (= 33)

The score has 33 pages. It is subdivided into 11 sections with the above proportions.

Each page consists of 33 squares, each representing a beat. Each beat lasts 1 second.

The material for each page consists of 2 words, 3 sounds, 4 movements. There are exceptions.
Use of the score in performance is encouraged.
Improvisation is discouraged and the material should be set.” Matteo Fargion

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