Emotional Games

For 5 performers in any instrumentation

Performance History:

2014  Motion Capture Studio @ University of California, Irvine, U.S.

2019  Performed by Ensemble Instrumental de l'ESM Bourgogne-Franche-Comté @ ESM Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, Dijon, France

Artists featured in the recording below:

Anna Savery- Violin

Anthony Caulkins- Acoustic Bass

Jordan Watson- Electric Guitar

Michele Cheng- Piano

Molly Jones- Saxophone / Flute

 

Rule of the Game

* The Emotion Cards which include happy, sad, afraid, and angry were randomly given to 5 players (each responsible for serving as the protagonist for one movement).

* The protagonist: Express the emotion (or sub-emotion) with free improvisation.

* The players: Figure out the protagonist’s emotion and “communicate,” ”ask,” “respond” with the given materials (scores).

I. Protagonist: Michele Cheng on the piano

Answer: Angry

Emotional Games- I - Michele Cheng, Anna Savery, Anthony Caulkins, Molly Jones, Jordan Watson
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II. Protagonist: Jordan Watson on electric-guitar

Answer: Happy

Emotional Games- II - Jordan Watson, Michele Cheng, Anna Savery, Anthony Caulkins, Molly Jones
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III. Protagonist: Anna Savery on the violin

Answer: Afraid

Emotional Games- III - Anna Savery, Michele Cheng, Anthony Caulkins, Molly Jones, Jordan Watson
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IV. Protagonist: Molly Jones on saxophone

Answer: Angry

Emotional Games- IV - Molly Jones, Anna Savery, Michele Cheng, Anthony Caulkins, Jordan Watson
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V. Protagonist: Anothony Caulkins on acoustric bass

Answer: Sad

Emotional Games- V - Anthony Caulkins, Molly Jones, Anna Savery, Michele Cheng, Jordan Watson
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