I always thought there was something half-baked in Bertolt Brecht’s formulation of the “alienation effect.”
Jay Barnacle is a DIY dramaturge and an occasional composer (and compost maker) who has been presenting works under the rubric of No Collective (nocollective.com). His recent writings include, “A Closing Remark: On Several Technologies inside the Concertos Series” (Leonardo Music Journal 24 “40: Emerging Voices,” MIT Press, 2014) co-written with Kay Festa and You Nakai. Recent publications as No Collective include Concertos (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2011) a book which describes and prescribes the preparation, performance, and documentation of a musical concert in the form of a play-script; and Ellen C. Covito: Works After Weather (Already Not Yet, 2014), which was published from an independent publisher co-run by members of No Collective, including Barnacle. (alreadynotyet.org) Recent concert works by No Collective include Concertos No.4 (National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, 2012), performed with ball-speakers kicked around by blind athletes in a completely darkened 16,000 square feet performance space.