GRAPHIC SCORE WORKSHOP


GRAPHIC SCORE WORKSHOP

HOW
to read, write and perform graphic scores

Graphic scores provide new ways of communication between the performer and what has been instructed, compared to traditional notation in music. In graphic scores we can use drawings, text, illustrations, photos, etc.

METER
TIME BASED
notation
duration / process / situation
sequences
tape / phasing
HARMONY / MELODY
SOUND / NOISE
pitch
non-pitched
modes / scales
no tonality / textures / sound masses

PDF John Cage & Alison Knowles – Notations (collection of music manuscripts)
PDF Fluxus Workbook
PDF Text Sound Texts (collection) – Richard Kostelanetz
LINK Experimental Music Notation Resources
LINK An Exhibition of World Graphic Scores (Tokyo, 1962)

PDF Time Piece – David Mahler


Imaginary Landscape No. 4: March No. 2 (detail) – John Cage


Pagsamba, musical score (excerpt) – José Maceda
LINK On José Maceda: A talk by Aki Onda

“This is the thing I want to express more, the energy that comes from the frequencies of colors, and how to relate to it and how to materialize it. There’s a huge energy there. It’s always good to work with musicians in an open way, to explore the relationship of color and art to sound and noise and elements of vibrations, to project them, to create a vibration that is positive and in line with the Earth’s positive vibration. (…) You know, the philosophy of ancient Egypt says that everything in life, everything in the environment, has a feeling, and that’s a whole different thinking process than our modern Western one. For them, the sun itself had feelings, and it can reflect back and forth.”
LINK Exploring The Sonic Cosmologies of Halim El-Dabh


The Dog Done Gone Deaf (score) – Halim El-Dabh
PDF The Dog Done Gone Deaf: Exploring The Sonic Cosmologies of HALIM EL-DABH


Ancient Egyptian music notation



PDF Spectromorphological Analysis of Sound Objects – Lasse Thoresen


PDF In the Shadow of the End – Ulrich Krieger

Motor Arrays – Stephanie Cheng Smith

PDF Stripsody (score) – Cathy Berberian

“It depends on an occasion as I sometimes improvise and sometimes play a meticulously composed piece. Both cases, I have certain way to make an order of my tapes, and it works as a sort of graphic score. Or, I often draw a graphic score including information of how I set the time line, order of the cassettes I play and how to play those.”
(Tiny Mix Tapes interview with Aki Onda)



Cassette Memories (score) – Aki Onda


Sketch of score, performance Kraak festival 2019 – Maika Garnica


Mahakam (index) – Theo Nugraha


Mahakam (graphic score) – Theo Nugraha


THIS IS WHY PEOPLE O.D. ON PILLS /AND JUMP FROM THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE – Jennifer Walshe

@archeolotrix
@SuperSuperThank


YOUTUBE Swell Piece – James Tenney


Bricks for six – Fred Frith

http://astrinphosphora.anneysermans.be/blog/44

“Fill in:
instrumentation: free =>
Andreas cross (transformations) =>
audio remnants (visual) =>
P =>
~P (tilde P) =>
lines and intersections =>
numbers => … (P-table?)”


Sonogram score – Ann Eysermans

PDF whistle performance documentation

notationstaff01.docx
notationstaff_landscape01.docx