“Autoschediasms” with Tyshawn Sorey

Alarm Will Sound performs Autoschediasms by Tyshawn Sorey. Sorey’s “Autoschediasms” are live compositions: works composed in the moment, challenging the distinction between improvised and composed music. In this video-chat Autoschediasms, Sorey uses his unique language of visual gestures, text directives, and autonomous prompts to collaboratively create a piece with Alarm Will Sound in real time over video chat. He explains: “I always think compositionally. Much of what I do is craft even when I spontaneously create something. The performers must do the same and they’re equally responsible for the result. At no point can one performer take this process of making music for granted.”

Learn more about how Alarm Will Sound created this Video Chat Variation in “17 Players in Five States, Composing Over the Internet” from The New York Times.


“Autoschediasms” with Tyshawn Sorey Artists