Preparation and instrumental techniques required:
Hitting a book cover
We start all together inhaling and together with the exhalation each performer reads a random page of the book in his hand using two conditions of vocal dynamics: Whisper and usual tone
These two parameters will be dictated by the beginning of the line; if it starts with a consonant we will whisper vice versa if it is a vowel
At the end of a page you will close the book in a sound but never vulgar way and you will improvise a rhythm by hitting the cover with one hand
You will resume reading a page always at random only when the companion to our immediate left will improvise a rhythm
Everything must be done 5 times at the fifth reading you keep the book open until everyone is still in the same condition You wait a few seconds I breathe out and energetically close all the books as much as possible together. The end!
Elio Marchesini is a composer