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Hi all,

I’m looking for composers to contribute graphic scores for a score exchange project. 

Participants will upload graphic scores and there will be an open invitation for musicians to respond with an audio recording of their own personal interpretation of the score. Submissions should be for open instrumentation only (for any number of instruments), and not for specific instrumentation. You are encouraged to consider shape, colour, size, placement, words etc. Responses may be wide ranging - from digital art, to abstract painting, and video score/animation. 

Graphic notation can give a voice to musicians who find traditional notation limiting yet have the desire to express themselves through composition. Submission is open to anyone who is interested, not just professional composers.

This online space will present opportunities for musicians and amateurs to interact and collaborate virtually. A driving motive behind the project is to bring people together in the time of social isolation.

If you feel you need some inspiration, this article is a great place to start: https://www.theguardian.com/music/gallery/2013/oct/04/graphic-music-scores-in-pictures

Alternatively, some examples of text scores if this is more your thing: Yoko Ono’s Grapefruit, George Brecht’s Water Yam Pauline Oliveros’ ‘Sonic Meditations

Here is a link to the Google Form: https://forms.gle/eVyAo1e6UP1XQqmcA



Eliza 😊

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Ahhhhh, the majestic notion of graphic score! The musical equivalent of defaecating on the canvas and dubbing it "the revolutionary futuristic new art form that only the bravest and brightest will admire"!

Welcome to the last shelter for the untalented, and all hail Yoko Ono!

No offense to OP.

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On 6/15/2021 at 2:03 AM, Left Unexplained said:

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Pardon me, I cannot understand this creation. I deeply believe I am in front of the pinnacle of music evolution hence my mind cannot really retain and process this in a measurable amount of time.

But wait a moment how can they talk in the space if sound isn't transmi...

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On 11/19/2022 at 5:17 PM, Left Unexplained said:

bc they're high

ª, nice.

On 11/19/2022 at 5:54 PM, Vonias said:

Omicron, print out the illustration

Wait a moment but why would I need to print it out if I can see it in the PC?

On 11/20/2022 at 7:40 AM, Left Unexplained said:

I made it as a joke I really have no idea what you mean by Venus flytrap

If you look at the top left corner, there's something apparently "eating" the staff from above, seems like a flower, or a venus flytrap I suppose.

Kind regards guys.

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