Q by Don Buchla

Thanks to Roger Dannenberg for pointing this piece out to me, certainly along the tongue-in-cheek lines of Sender’s Tropical Fish Opera and Moran’s Divertissement Number One.

Here is a short quote from the NY Times article, 2.14.1982: “In Don Buchla’s ”Q,” musical rules were most clearly defined. Each player corresponded to a numbered pool ball. Mr. Buchla, as the 8-ball, used a pool cue to keep score on strung counters, directing chattering instrumental collisions. Lights flashed in an electrified pool rack. Then, on film, a pool table labeled with staves became the ”score” for the instruments.” Edward Rothstein.

Click here for Rothstein’s full article.