Scores for Daily Living

Ed.: Mark Soo

This “tool book” assembled by Emma Waltraud Howes and her collaborators operates from the viewpoint that embodied history offers important information for survival. Through live performances and material works, Howes explores how scores can be used to negotiate the everyday and introduce practical exercises for maintaining a tether amidst the chaos. Through variations on rhythm and gait, gravity and grace, the choreography for this monograph aims to offer readers a book of tools to build upon.

Scores for Daily Living is the new publication by Emma Waltraud Howes. Following in the footsteps of her 2014 title Ankyloglossia, its focus lies on different states of self-empowerment distinct characteristics informing the interconnections between labour, ritual, and civilization.


Scores for Daily Living. Concept and Design by Emma Waltraud Howes and Franziska Morlok. With contributions by Federica Bueti, Emma Wolf-Haugh, Anna Karpenko, and Maria Veie Sandvik. With editing by Mark Soo and photography by Trevor Good. German translation by Isabel Bredenbröker, and Verena Buttmann.

English & German

176 pages

20 x 32 cm

Colour & black/white images

Hardcover, tread-bound

ISBN 978-3-947858-09-5


Supported by Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa, Berlin.

Forthcoming in Spring of 2020