Panel: Chasing Ghosts: Reactive Notation and Extreme Sight Reading
The relationship between the composer of a work and the interpreter of it can often be deducted from the type of score at hand and how it is notated. Various degrees of freedom have been given and taken away from the interpreter over the history of Western music. In early music styles, interpreters embellished melodies with simple to elaborate ornamentations and improvised cadenzas; in contemporary music the amount of freedom an interpreter is given varies, but is all too often very restrictive. The following paper introduces the concept of malleability in score making and reading, in a step-by-step manner. Key concepts are illustrated with examples of various score types from malleable paper scores to the interactive screen based ones.
- Art Clay, a sound artist and curator was born in New York and lives in Basel. He is a specialist in the performance of self created works with the use of intermedia and has appeared at international festivals, on radio and television television in Europe, Asia and North America. His recent work focuses on media based works and large performative works and spectacles using mobile devices. He has won prizes for performance, theatre, new media art and curation. He has taught media and interactive arts at various art schools and universities in Europe and North America including the University of the Arts in Zurich.