Ground Music invites audience members to “take to the ground”—as a spatial and metaphorical site for political, philosophical, and sonic reflection. In this realization of the piece, participants lie along a sidewalk in front of a gallery in Brooklyn and contribute to a text setting of an English translation of Marx’s 1858 manuscript Grundrisse der Kritik der politischen Ökonomie. One by one, participants vocalize fragments of the text, collectively transforming a “bass line” figure across space and time.


  Presented at Panoply Performance Laboratory's
  Conference of Works: Operations and Participations.
Vaudeville Park, Brooklyn, November 11, 2011.