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Gallery of Graphic Musical Notation. Here's 24 examples of unusual or graphic musical notation, from the cuneiform markings of the oldest song in the world, to the graphic notation of Stockhausen, Crumb, Cage and Eno, to the painted musical inventions of Adolph Wolfli.

Gallery of Graphic Musical Notation

Click each picture for a larger image. Key to composers of above works, arranged by row, left to right: Steve Reich’s Clapping Music. Lutoslawski Centenary 2013. Earle Brown Music Foundation. PENDULUM MUSIC / STEVE REICH / 1968. Reich on Reich. Brian Eno. Brian Eno (b. 1948) Albums.

Brian Eno

User discussion. Re: Aleatoric / modern notation Jeffrey Trevino <jeffrey.trevino2 <at>> 2012-11-10 02:32:32 GMT Hi all, I'm trying to get the code from this aleatoric notation thread going on Lilypond 2.16.0-1, and I get the following errors:

user discussion Working Group on Terminology in 20th-Century Music Final Report, submitted by Michael Colby March 17, 1998 Introduction Members: Dan Cherubin, Michael Colby (chair), Ralph Hartsock, David Lesniaski, Brian Newhouse, Deta Davis (LC Liaison) The working group was appointed after the 1993 MLA meeting in San Francisco.

Our charge was to identify and define key concepts in 20th-century music and to compile a list of terms derived from these concepts. We would then decide which of these terms sho uld be sent to the Library of Congress as proposals for new subject headings. Form and Articulation in Music - Michael G. Cunningham. Chart of Musical Symbols. Music Theory Online - Phrasing & Articulation. User discussion. Justin Rubin Aleatoric Music. The central question that the composer must ask in terms of live aleatoric music is what parameters of the music need to be defined and to what degree are the materials to be controlled.

Justin Rubin Aleatoric Music

We will create two original chamber works to explore some ways that this can be answered. 1. Defining Structure Without Specific Materials. Justin Rubin Aleatoric Music. When the intention is to present a traditional score based on procedures involving chance, the composer needs to decide which musical parameters are to be determined through some method of indeterminacy, and what the method itself will entail.

Justin Rubin Aleatoric Music

The aforementioned American composer, John Cage, employed a variety of methods, including using characters of the I Ching (an ancient text featuring a series of symbols that relate to Chinese cosmology and philosophy), while the Greek composer Iannis Xenakis (1922-2001) used scientific data compiled by a computer in some of his earlier compositions to provide him with a body of source material (pitches, rhythms, and other parameters) from which he made conscious decisions as to what would go into the final score. One composer/artist, Dick Higgins (1938-1998), even used a machine gun to puncture holes into score paper that he then distributed for performance. 3. Final Score. Of Note: Finale and Sibelius tips and tutorials by musician, arranger and music notation expert Robert Puff. Q: I would like to use Finale to notate the contemporary avant-garde works I am composing.

Of Note: Finale and Sibelius tips and tutorials by musician, arranger and music notation expert Robert Puff

In a score with a number of instruments, How do I encapsulate a series within boxes or repeat bars for only one instrument, while the others keep playing and counting normally, without the repeat sign? A: Finale is very flexible in this regard. Start by entering the notes for the series you would like boxed. They can be quarter notes, or duplets or tuplets of any value. The note values you choose will determine the initial series width within a bar of score, and the relative width within the part: Of Note: Finale and Sibelius tips and tutorials by musician, arranger and music notation expert Robert Puff. George Crumb. Biography[edit] Crumb was born in Charleston, West Virginia, and began to compose at an early age.

George Crumb

He studied music first at the Mason College of Music in Charleston where he received his Bachelor's degree in 1950. He obtained his Master's degree at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and then briefly studied in Berlin before returning to the United States to study at the University of Michigan, from which he received his D.M.A. in 1959.

Crumb retired from teaching in 1997, though in early 2002 was appointed with David Burge to a joint residency at Arizona State University. Time unit box system. Time Unit Box System (TUBS) is a simple system for notating events that happen over a period.

Time unit box system

This system is mostly used for notating rhythms in music. The notation consists of one or more rows of boxes; each box represents a fixed unit of time. Oblique Strategies: Brian Eno’s Prompts for Overcoming Creative Block, Inspired by John Cage. By Maria Popova “If a thing can be said, it can be said simply.”

Oblique Strategies: Brian Eno’s Prompts for Overcoming Creative Block, Inspired by John Cage

“Stop thinking about art works as objects, and start thinking about them as triggers for experiences,” ambient music pioneer Brian Eno wrote in his diary. It is precisely this ethos that explains Eno’s medium-blind, experience-centric creative impulse underpinning the visual arts career that he undertook in the 1960s, which developed in tandem with his growth as a musician. That is precisely what Christopher Scoates, director of the University Art Museum at California State University, explores with unprecedented depth and dimension in Brian Eno: Visual Music (public library) — a magnificent monograph spanning more than four decades of Eno’s music projects and museum and gallery installations, contextualized amidst a wealth of exhibition notes, sketchbook pages, and other never-before-revealed archival materials. Tone cluster. Example of piano tone clusters. Notes on Penderecki. Krzysztof Penderecki, Wrocław, 2008, fot. Wojtek Wilczyński / FORUM Krzysztof Penderecki is now celebrating his 80th birthday.

Where is the composer from, what does he have in common with Tadeusz Kantor, what links him do Salvador Dali? Algorithmic and Generative Music. Algorithmic composition. Algorithmic composition is the technique of using algorithms to create music. Algorithms (or, at the very least, formal sets of rules) have been used to compose music for centuries; the procedures used to plot voice-leading in Western counterpoint, for example, can often be reduced to algorithmic determinacy.

The term is usually reserved, however, for the use of formal procedures to make music without human intervention, either through the introduction of chance procedures or the use of computers. Getting Started With Algorithmic Composition. This page is a quick how to guide to get you started with Algorithmic Composition. Step One: Choose your software Max/MSP You can buy Max/MSP from Max is a graphical dataflow language where you connect objects together in a similar manner to a studio patchbay.

Price: $399 Platforms: OSX and Windows. Algorithmic Composition by Mary Simoni and Roger Dannenberg. Georg Friedrich Haas’s Works Are Rooted in Microtonality. Photo. The Sound of Struggle Tempered With Terror: Penderecki At 80 : Deceptive Cadence. Appendix 1: The Hidden Markov Model. Musica ricercata. Witold Lutosławski. Shaker Loops. Aleatoric music - Scorepedia. HISTORY 204 - THE REACTION AGAINST SERIALISM. Penderecki - Threnody (Animated Score) Elliott Carter. He was extremely productive in his later years, publishing more than 40 works between the ages of 90 and 100,[1] and over 20 more after he turned 100 in 2008.[2] His last work, Epigrams for piano trio, was completed on August 13, 2012.[3] Biography[edit] Elliott Cook Carter Jr. was born in Manhattan on December 11, 1908, the son of a wealthy lace importer.

Process music. Basic rhythm from Clapping Music by Steve Reich, which is played against itself. Pendulum Music. Algorithmic composition. Algorithmic Composition (2007) In The Ocean - A Film About The Classical Avant Garde. Composer_myers_briggs.png (9759×6316) Arvo Pärt. The Experimental Music Yearbook. John Cage about silence. Brian Eno Imaginary Landscapes. A guide to Steve Reich's music. Influences - Steve Reich.