For SATB and Keyboard, with optional Double Bass and Vibraphone
The presentation of Esther Dyson’s 12 Design Rules may be further enhanced by the use of digital media as part of a projection or installation surrounding the performance.
From this page you can listen to the piece and view examples of supporting media implemented by Phil Legard. In the spirit of Dyson’s work and as a celebration of the diversity of the Internet, this presentation pulls content from Flickr searches based on each of Dyson’s design rules.
About Esther Dyson
Known variously as The Clean Up Queen or The Guru of the Internet Esther Dyson is one of the most remarkable and inspirational figures in commercial business today. Through her newsletter Release 1.0 and her annual PC Forum she continues to provide valued insight and common-sense advice to all those working with the Internet and e-commerce. The Design Rules form a reflective after-word to her book, Release 2.0. In this book she charts a personal journey to make sense of the Internet and inspire good practice in the business use of e-communications. Her journey has taken her from being an analyst on Wall Street to a freelance adviser to the former Iron Curtain countries where on her own initiative she set out to facilitate the growth of a vibrant and responsible Internet community.
12 Design Rules is one of a number of significant compositions written since 1991 that use Slonimsky patterns as both starting points and structural devices. These include the Schizophonia itself, Conversations with Magic Stones for double bass and ensemble, Dreaming Aloud for solo guitar, Rising Falling for solo violin, Interactions for piano (left hand) and interactive computer system, and Slonimsky Studies: Set 1 for piano. Nigel Morgan’s relation to the Slonimsky Thesaurus is discussed here.
Study Score [pdf]
MP3 recording for four solo singers (SATB) and electric piano with sampler. Members of Det Norsk Solistkor and Robert Court keyboard/director. [mp3]