They play only once a year. There is no rehearsal. The music has never been played, and will never be played again.
Marginal Consort is a Japanese collective upending what we think we know about improvisation.
The group formed in 1996, assembled from students in Fluxus movement’s radical Bigaku school in Tokyo in the 70s. The four musicians appear scattered across the performance space as distant soloists part of a single interconnected soundscape. The only parameter set is duration.