Scratch Sound

Scratch Sound is an interactive performance utilizing custom-made scratch tickets that determine the mood of the improviser. Audience members are given scratch tickets with three circles and 10 possibilities including 8 basic emotions: (acceptance, anger, anticipation, disgust, joy, fear, sadness, surprise). Not all cards are winners; some scratches will reveal that you must “Try Again.” If “2X BONUS!” is exposed, the participant scratches another circle and receives double that emotion!

The audience member then gives the ticket to the improviser of their choice, and then the improviser creates an improvisation based on their assigned emotion.

This work is recommended for three or more improvisers working together to create a collaborative piece while each performing their assigned emotion. Each improvisation is meant to last at least 3 minutes and no longer than 6-8 minutes.

Free sets of ticket are available to educational institutions to encourage improvisation. This piece encourages improvisation in all disciplines in the arts including, music, theatre, and dance. If you would like to receive a free set, please contact me, and make your request.

Opening Reception Wednesday, September 7, 5–8 pm

Performance of Scratch Sound Paul Rucker Friday, October 14, 7–8 pm

Featuring: Jeff McGrath - Trumpet Tom Varner - French Horn (Cornish Faculty) Bill Horist - Guitar Paul Rucker - Cello


Visual Art Show September 8–October 19, 2011 Cornish Main Gallery, Floor 1 Main Campus Center Gallery Hours: Monday–Friday, 12–5 pm

Next project: Sonic Interpretations

Previous project: Prison Work

Fall 2012

AiR Residency

Headlands Center for the Arts
Sausalito, CA


Artist in Residence

Tacoma, WA

Oct 6, 2012 8am–5pm

Race, Education, and Criminal Justice Conference

University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA
Featured speaker/cello performance

Nov 1, 2012 6:30–8:30PM

Artist Trust 2012 Awards Party

Seattle Center: Experience Music Project
Recognition of the Conductive Garboil Grant
More info at

Conductive Garboil After Party
Tashiro Kaplan Artists Lofts #508

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