27b/6 is the instrument and the composition. It is designed to interfere with itself and the performer. It is not an instrument that optimizes performer control. Instead, compositional form is dictated by the fragmentation and interruption of musical phrases and performance. 27b/6 is purposefully impractical. This impracticality leads to new and expanded forms of performer engagement. The performance becomes an act of navigating a relentlessly faulty and inefficient system in which some forces hold more power than others. 27b/6 is heavily influenced by Stanislaw Lem’s novel Memoirs Found in a Bathtub and Terry Gilliam’s film Brazil.