The ArtOfVirus is an initiative using music to model the spread of a pandemic, the mutation of a virus, its latency, disappearance, and re-appearance, in other words behavior. Unfortunately these questions became part of our everyday lives for the past weeks and months. Kornél Fekete-Kovács tried to think of something that can incorporate as many artists as possible, creating a grand-scale piece of art together.
AOV is a massive performance, a virtual work of art, which, as the pandemic ends, will exit its virtual space and will be performed in front of an audience in the traditional way.
Kornél Fekete-Kovács created a melody consisting of nine notes, which can be considered the strain of the virus. This melody lacks rhythm, tonality, harmony or any other context. This way the nine notes can be easily adapted to the different musical trends and styles of the different artists. As a first step, he sent the “virus” motif to ten composers, who will create the first mutations of the “body”, thus the first ten branches of the spread of the “virus”.
Make your own composition of the 9 notes of the Virus.
Take a short (max. 60 sec) square format video about yourself when you perform your piece with your instrument.
Upload it to your instagram.
Don’t forget to tag the following tags to allow us to find it:
@art.of.virus @modernartorchestra @feketekovacskornel @phonic.chat
The best of these compositions will be orchestrated and played by the musicians.
Kornél Fekete-Kovács sent the melody that he imagined (the symbol of the virus’s strain) to the above mentioned composers.
The ten author created a musical context around the melody. Thus they have been created a stylistic starting point for the branch that was established by them and called after their names.
Every composer in the chain passes forward the music with a single monophonic melody! The composer before you finished his part with a monophonic segment, which must be arranged by you.
Continue the melody in a similar length, but don't compose accompaniment for the new part!
329 composers total