Lauren Redhead has written a short report on our symposium entitled Notation as Liberation
After yesterday’s session many were interested to listen to Zubin Kanga’s performance of David Young’s Not Music Yet
Click here to download and listen to Zubin Kanga’s 10 minute recording! During his talk he mentioned having prepared and recorded a 40 minute version for CD.
Score as Guide or InspirationDownload short essay here
Further pdf of a quote of a passage written by Thomas Bernhard, to be read in accompaniment to Jerry’s short essay, can be downloaded here
Jerry will be improvising on Saturday, 19th October (7pm) with Celia Lu and James O’Sullivan
During the midday concert on Sunday 20th October Tom Armstrong will talk briefly about his work: Album Leaves followed by a performance by Simon Desbrulais (solo trumpet). He has provided a short essay to be read to accompany this. Click here to download this short essay!
Keynote Concert: 8:00pm
Richard Barrett and Paul Obermayer: Electronic composition/performance duo
Entrance to the keynote concert is free, but places are limited. All delegates registered to the symposium have priority; those wishing to come that aren’t attending the symposium must send a mail to Alistair Zaldua (address below) to reserve a seat at the concert.
Registration: please contact Alistair Zaldua via email:
Sunday, 20th October / RHB 167
Free Concert: 2:30pm
1. Simon Desbruslais: Trumpet
2. Lauren Redhead: Organ
3. Ryan/Blunt/Mitchell/Zeitlin: Improvisation
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Hosted by: Contemporary Music Research Unit (CMRU)
Department of Music, Goldsmiths, University of London
October 18 - 20, 2013
This symposium brings together composers, researchers, improvisors, and practitioners working in contemporary music, and musicologists studying the influence notation has had for composers and performers.
From the problematics of the score as music’s sound-image to the the (im)possibility of transcription, contemporary music has been challenging the role of notation on various levels. Several responses such as non-standard formats of open works, graphic or text-based scores, have today become standard practice. To the extent that new notation seeks to problematize traditional ideologies of music performance, the symposium seeks to address the limits that current notational practices wish to explore, and to throw open possibilities for future endeavours. As such, post-WWII approaches are considered to be part of standard performance practice, although past practices can prove fruitful today in unexpected ways. Especially after the deconstructive turn in philosophy and the arts, music notation has seen novel interpretations, which are particularly welcome, although the symposium is aimed at accommodating all current directions. Recent developments in composition, aesthetics, technology, or performance can inform this gathering, which hopes to constitute a space of thinking today’s notation at the intersection of current research in such fields.
• Graphic notation
• Relationship between notation and improvisation
• New complexity
• Aesthetics, philosophy, and notation
• Visual music
• Word scores
Click here for Facebook page dedicated to the symposium.
Click here for Goldsmiths CMRU webpage
Professor Roger Redgate: firstname.lastname@example.org,
Dr Dimitris Exarchos: email@example.com, or
Alistair Zaldua: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tom Mudd: email@example.com