Musica Practica is a performance artwork devised in collaboration with orchestra conductor Anthony Weeden. The performance has taken place in London (South Bank 2010, SE8 Gallery 2010, Tate Britain 2011) and in Oxford (the Bodleian Library quads, a Modern Art Oxford offsite project 2012). In June 2013 the piece returned to London as part of P33 at Kings Place. When the work was performed at Tate Britain in 2011 it was described as follows:
A lone orchestra conductor translates the gallery’s ambient sounds and everyday movements into real-time orchestral choreography. Shifting the traditional relations of authorship, score and performance, conductor and audience simultaneously direct one another’s actions.
Images: Tamarin Norwood, Musica Practica (2010-), performed by Anthony Weeden. Photos by Stefan Fuhrmann taken at Late at Tate: Diffusions, 4 February 2011. Video: Tamarin Norwood, Musica Practica. Videography by Tila Rodriguez Past at the Bodleian Library for Modern Art Oxford, 11 March 2012.