YIFENG YVONNE YUAN'S PLAYGROUND
Three Text Scores (2022)
Wave Piece for Multiple Performers
Bring pencils and paper when a group of performers decides to go near a body of water.
It can be a lake, a river, an ocean, or a bathtub. Draw the shape of waves with lines.
Read the lines as a music score,
from left to right, top to bottom.
Together, everyone sings what they drew, forming waves of voices.
Music for Wind and Voice Memo
Record your lover’s light breathing while they are asleep.
Play it on repeat on a windy night, until the wind and the breath merge into one.
Music for Seven Rocks and a Mason Jar
Collect one little rock per day for seven days.
Fill a mason jar with water until it is half full.
Drop a rock into the mason jar every time you feel sad. Listen to the sound of
rocks falling into the water.
When all seven rocks are inside the mason jar, take it and pour the water and
rocks into your nearest river.
Listen to the sound, as it will take away your sorrow.