ohh, i especially like the circular notation ones. possible new profile picture
@laborcamp : thanks for the picture
actually a new UPIC is under dev by students in Rouen univ. the goal is to make a UPIC for win, mac and linux. they call it UPIX.
This is a super cool/useful book on the matter:
A ton of fascinating scores in there.
On a more digital front, there’s lots of dynamic/generative score stuff going on nowadays too.
Funny you posted this, as I was recently looking to get one of these, until I noticed the price! In US this book is listed as over $600!
Certainly prohibitive for me
But it really looks like an awesome compendium of exactly the kind of materials I thought we could share here…
Do you actually own a copy?
Holy shit that’s crazy!
Yeah I own the book. Bought it (in the UK) a few years ago.
Lucky you @Rodrigo !
So, obviously, you must think it’s worth the price?
I would LOVE to have this in my library!..
DEFINITELY not worth that price, lol.
I don’t remember how much it was, but it was when I got it but it was no more than like £40-50 or so. I’ve got the hardcover version too. Weird…
this thread is simply amazing! i wish it was around a couple of years ago… i was working on a project and looked into experimental notation for a commission i was doing. its a pretty tenuous connection, but i wrote a little article about the piece here:
Hi @instantjuggler , thank you for the link! It was very interesting to read such a detailed insight into the process of putting together a large scale juggling performance. It made me think of your collaboration with Pekka as well (thinking about themusic and juggling relationships, but also the ability to effortlessly move between scored events and improvisation).
I also love how you refer to the idea of constructing choreographed images on stage. I always think of performance in terms of images as well, regardless of if I am working with dancers or volunteer workers, or by myself.
Woah that last one is crazy…Most of the ones posted so far are interesting if not still stuck in a linear left to right structure. How are you supposed to interpret what looks like molecules and an unfinished pentagram?
The instructions from that Cage piece is fucking mad too. The notation is weird, but each one of those little diagrams(/pieces) has equally crazy instructions.
That’s the thing. I feel you’re only showing half the notation if your aren’t including the instructions.
For improv music there’s no notation just instructions like. Zorn’s Cobra http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cobra_(Zorn)
I guess improv games that should be a separate thread.
I’d love to see some of these ran through Daphne Oram’s Oramics machine, I beat it would be a hoot.
True, that instructions are important (sometimes)… Would love to see some interesting instruction based scores shared here as well!
But I personally am really interested in the sound/image/language relationship as it relates to the musical notation.
In any case, here is the Cobra instructions:
Cool. Cobra is a lot different than I imagined. Thanks for posting one.
haha very good ! thank you so much
’recoat all the pinatas with marmelade until most of the ox drivers have discovered the tube of anti-matter won’t fit into some Barbie dolls’ it’s surrealism ! exquisite corpse imo
and ‘real big notes do not exist’ (i hear the x-files soundtrack right now)
btw : who was (is ?) John Stump ?
Here is a little background information on John Stump: