Sound Asleep No.2 (2012)

Conceived by:
You Nakai Performed by:
You Nakai and Lindsey Drury Premiere: December 29, 2012
"are here to ruin", Milepost 5, Portland 2nd Performance: October 25-27
"Festival de Audio Espacio Tangente," Burgos, Spain “...take one, december 28, 2012, 2am. i am recording your sounds while you sleep and describing to you at the same time about what i am doing, which you will only hear at some later time when you wake up. i will continue to record and talk to you until the end of this description or until you wake up. if you wake up, i will wait for you to fall back asleep again. then, i will record the sounds you make as you sleep for the second time, while simultaneously playing back this first recording. this will thus be a duet. i will continue to record and play back until the end of the first recording, or until you wake up. and so on and so forth, until morning comes. whether the piece ends up being a duet, a trio, a quartet, or any other form, along with the length of the piece, will depend either on how long you can stay asleep, or how long i can stay awake...”
Place all the takes in the order they were recorded, one after the other. For performance, play the entire recording, as loud as possible.
The space should be as dark as possible. Seattle and Portland, 28-29 December 2012