hack the barbican opera hack

Following the initial exchange idea for barbican hacking month 2013, and the visit there on Thursday 27.06 – it occurred to me there could be other interesting activities to do there..
One of the ideas(??) is the barbican opera, which I think works pretty simply..?
I will go around chatting with artists – not visitors – the actual people that come with ideas for the hacking month of august.. They will be asked to imagine operatic scenes linked or related to their activities in the barbican for certain spaces in the complex.. (spaces are yet to be determined, but am considering the possibility of these places to host cockroaches.. just an idea, perhaps a very stupid one..)
Whatever people tell me, will be recorded and become part of the opera..
Case #1
How will you link space X to your hack as an opera scene?
— Humm.. I no nothing about opera and it really doesn’t interest me. Cheers mate!
(( This reply will go into space X’s operatic text ))
Case #2
How will you link space X to your hack as an opera scene?
— Can we sprinkle water there? The protagonist will play with plastic water guns!
(( This reply will also go into space X’s operatic text ))

Well.. That depends probably really..
If a musician gets involved, perhaps we could put the texts into sounds, noises, music and maybe even singing.. If not, hey, I’ll read it, or leave usb sticks with the texts there for people to whatever with?

Might be an idea to get singers? ..or attempt to tempt barbican visitors to sing?

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  1. looks like not many musicians are into this.. 😉 well.. perhaps this make the whole practice more interesting?
    I’ll do the sounds of the places and the rhythms of the spaces.. Perhaps the other way around??

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