What is it about?

This article explores the musicality of Reckless Sleepers' projects, examining the relationship between the performance of Schrödinger and the philsophical and compositional aspects of minimalist music. It offers an alternative dramaturgical reading of the process and product by discussing the performance from a structural perspective.

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Why is it important?

An alternative means of reading, analysing, and perceiving the work of Reckless Sleepers is presented here. Offering insights into the creation, thinking, and performance of Schrödinger that have not been discussed before. The article allows the structural qualities and compositional decisions of the project to be foregrounded, leaving meaning (or what it is 'about') at a distance from the analysis of journeys, shapes, patterns, and motifs.


I hope that the reader might appreciate the level of detail and complexity that exists in the project of Schrödinger, recognising that the focus on composition over meaning is integral to the way the company works.

Kevin Egan
Manchester Metropolitan University

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This page is a summary of: Schrödinger’s notes: a minimalist equation for a Reckless Sleepers project, Studies in Theatre and Performance, October 2018, Taylor & Francis,
DOI: 10.1080/14682761.2018.1519650.
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