Ripe for Embarrassment: For a New Musical Masochism is a manifesto – written by Matador Oven, translated by Adam Overton – proposing a new paradigm in composer/performer relations, wherein the composer is a masochist who uses score-based Cageian indeterminacy in hopes of being humiliated by a willing performer.

keywords: masochism, scores, work to rule, malicious compliance, consenting adults

the pdf.

performance information
lecture/performance, March 2013, LA