Category: notation

December 14, 2010

hörpartitur – listening score

Filed under: i like, notation - 14 Dec 2010

I’m on a major notation kick lately.  Just found this on the youtubes.  It’s a “listening score” made by Rainer Wehinger for the Ligeti’s electronic piece Artikulation, one of three pieces Ligeti composed while working in the electronic music studio …

December 13, 2010

from “liner notes”

Filed under: i read, new music, notation - 13 Dec 2010

“The new structure required a concentration more demanding than if the technique were that of still photography, which for me is what precise notation had come to imply.”

-Morton Feldman

December 7, 2010

Wolff, on Cage

Filed under: i read, new music, notation - 07 Dec 2010

Apropos of my post a couple days ago, about Cage’s sound, I want to quote a few lines from Christian Wolff, who’s interview with William Duckworth I’m reading in the latter’s Talking Music:

“John’s music … had nothing to do with …

December 4, 2010

black is the colour

Filed under: i like, new music, notation - 04 Dec 2010

I have a little obsession lately with the Appalachian folk song, “Black is the colour of my true love’s hair.”

The first version I ever heard was from Berio’s Folk Songs song cycle.  I found this nice video on youtube, which …

November 16, 2010


Filed under: my music, notation - 16 Nov 2010

a sketch for a new piece I’m pondering…

November 15, 2010

Reflections on Uninhabited

Filed under: my music, notation - 15 Nov 2010

In January of 2010, I composed my first graphic score (listen).  My most recent piece, Uninhabited, is my second one.  Both are open compositions, but the score of the earlier piece, Study No. 1 for Amplified Acoustic …

May 26, 2010

It will be loud, though

Filed under: interactive music, my events, my music, notation - 26 May 2010

I often write at the Connecticut Muffin near my apartment in Brooklyn. It’s not my preffered workspace, but such is life with a toddler who won’t stand not to be playing with you if you’re in the apartment (despite …

February 19, 2010

art on music

Filed under: art, new music, notation - 19 Feb 2010

These are kinda cool looking.  But I think the scores themselves in many cases are works of art in their own right, and I’m not sure that the artist adds much.  I suppose it’s nice, though, to see the …

February 10, 2010

Study no. 1 for amplified acoustic guitar

Filed under: Uncategorized, my music, new music, notation - 10 Feb 2010

[ Note: It has been a very busy couple of months, between finishing grad school apps, applying for residencies, festivals, and the like, and I have been beyond remiss in updating the old blog.  Apologies to my huge swaths of ...