Over the next ten days if p then q will be running some preview event scores from Nathan Walker’s fabulous Action Score Generator. This is a print version of the Action Score Generator website and is published by if p then q in early February 2015. It also features a gorgeous essay by Mark Leahy.
Here’s what the preface says:
If you want to enact the instructions, interpret the score, perform it or even imagine performing it, then six seconds might not be long enough.
If you want to read the texts aloud as poems or even read them silently in your head, then six seconds might not be long enough.
The Action Score Generator is short and fast but sometimes short and fast might not be long enough.
The print version is a six-minute performance by a machine writing ten six second texts every minute using only six words at a time. They are ordered as they were produced and remain unedited.