For Many Performers With Loud Sounds
For car horns, trumpets, percussion, megaphones, trash cans, voice, etc.
Four of the performers begin situated on the four opposing street corners of a major intersection. The intersection should be surrounded by similar streets and intersections – the street layout should be as grid-like as possible. The remaining performers should begin to disperse into the city, while attempting to remain within earshot of at least one other performer.
Sound (a simple motive, rhythm, or fragment) begins in the original, central location. When a performer who is not playing begins to hear the original sound, he or she should begin to play a similar sound. After a performer has begun playing, he or she can stop and move to the next street corner at any point. (Performers should always aim to be playing at a street corner.) If a performer can no longer hear others, he or she should return to a point where the sound is again audible.
When moving, performers should actively encourage passers-by to join the piece. Pausing to explain the situation is acceptable, and passers-by can use an available means of sound production.
The piece is over when all performers have ceased.