System 50: 50 Selecting a clock device

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The `Chess Clock` is the tool used to manage time freeplaying and time in tacet mode during free improvisation using System 50:50 
There are three options

 

  1. The mechanical chess clock with two digital-clock displays
  2. An `app` a digital chess clock app on a device such as a tablet, phone.
  3. A chess clock, operated within a webpage displayed on a digital device; laptop, pc, tablet, phone

Mechancial Chess clock, suggested brand & model

Brand name: Leap
Model: PQ99075
Ebay search script: Chess clock leap PQ99075
Price: between £12-£16.00

Comments : This is the object of choice for this project and ensembles. During the research phase, the preferred option is that participants use the same device.
A demonstration of a modified `chess clock` used in system 50:50.

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Obtaining the go to / device for project System 50:50?

Direct purchase Ebay: go to Ebay, use the following search `Chess clock leap PQ99075` - the shipping from China will delay the arrival of the Chess Clock, and will incur a cost

Direct purchase from Phil Morton. if purchased from Phil Morton, £14.00 plus postage the clock will arrive quicker. This is useful if you need a clock for a specific date. the clock digital time displays will be labelled Free Play & Tacet

Direct Hire from Phil Morton personal use. This service is currently available and negotiable but subject to availability as a result of demand (forever the optimist). Charges, or the waiving of charges are subject to review, use the form below to ask about System 50;50 clock hire.

Direct Hire from Phil Morton for ensemble use. his service is currently available and negotiable but subject to availability as a result of demand (forever the optimist). Charges, or the waiving of charges are subject to review, use the form below to ask about System 50;50 clock hire.

Known stocks of System 50:50 clocks. if you are in the area, there is a stock of 12 System 50:50 clocks at Maggie Nicols house in South West Wales. There are regular sessions there [ without and with clocks] of the IE ensemble and The Gathering (no clocks): enter The Gathering in this site's search box for more information about the sessions.

Communications and related links
email - system5050@improvisersnetwork.co.uk
email - philmorton@improvisersnetwork.co.uk
link - System 50:50 and Chess Clock options
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Digital Chess Clock displayed by an `app` on a digital device

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An example
Brand: Zazalox
Source: Google play
Fee: Free but may have upgrade charges
Comments : The mechanical system is the default system despite its extra cost. However is certain situations the digital app maybe all that is available. Some improvisers may prefer this app too. The Zazalox is an example, it is suggested you explore google play (and other sources) to find an app that suits you

App that allows you to programme the settings: tacet & freeplay

Another app is : agadmator chess clock: for android used by HG, Russ Grant reports it allows you to add your own customised settings for freeplay and tacet.

Web link

on-line chess clock

two examples, suggested by Martin Hackett & Clayton Jackson

  1. www.online-stopwatch.com/full-screen-chess-clock/
  2. www.skakur.dk

Comments: you need an internet connection.

internet clock skakur site

 

internet clock stopwatch labels

 

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