Composing with Graphics: Revealing the Compositional Process through Performance.

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Abstract

The research presented here is product of a practice-based process that primarily generates knowledge through collaboration and exchange in performance situations. This collaboration and exchange with various musicians over a period of five years that constitutes a body of practice that is here reflected upon. The paper focuses on non-instructional graphic scores and presents some insights based on performances of works by the author. We address how composition processes are revealed in graphic scores by looking at the conditions of decision making at the point of preparing a performance. We argue that three key elements are at play in the interpretation of these types of graphic scores: performance practice, mapping and musical form. By reflecting particularly on the work Cipher Series (Rebelo, 2010) we offer insights into the strategies for approaching the performance of graphic scores that go beyond symbolic codification.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTENOR 2015: International Conference on Technologies for Music Notation and Representation. Proceedings
PublisherInstitut de Recherche en Musicologie
Pages227-231
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)978-2-9552905-0-7
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event TENOR 2015 First International Conference on Technologies for Music Notation and Representation. - France, Paris, France
Duration: 28 May 201530 Sep 2015

Conference

Conference TENOR 2015 First International Conference on Technologies for Music Notation and Representation.
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period28/05/201530/09/2015

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