Ari Benjamin Meyers The Lightning and its Flash (Solo for Conductor), 2011
Digital print on natural paper, thread bound, music stand
22 pages, 32 x 45 cm
The work is an original composition by Ari Benjamin Meyers written to be performed by a conductor on a podium in front of an audience seated like an orchestra. The composition is digitally printed on 22 pages of paper. It functions as a score employing conventional musical notation to describe what is to be conducted. Yet the resulting 35 minute performance is silent, relying on the movements of the conductor rather than sound to covey the composer's "music".