Graphic / Fluxus Music Scores

All notated music is graphic in the sense that there are signs to tell you what to do and when to do it. But the idea of graphic music scores not only give you all the imformation you need to play the correct notes, timing etc they allow music scores to become more like maps of a sound world, charts for sonic navigatio. That work visually as art without any need for musical interpretation. They allow for different and more diverse ways of being interpreted and performed.


The use of text within some of the scores links well with my original sketches which I also wrote down what was being said around me linking in my ideas that any sound can be represented in some way and often visual ways.



Fluxus was about capturing the moment in a more visual way therefore capturing the music more visually and creativly.

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Award winning, avant-garde textiles label BeatWoven uses its skilfully coded audio technology as an instrument to translate and reveal the geometric patterns created by the beats and sounds in music. These pieces of textiles are direct translations of the sound into image like my use of the soft where to create sound waves and sonic frequencies. They lack the personnel interpretation witch is what I am interested in most (because it is all about personal reactions to stimulus) but is still about to convey the feel of the original music, wether that be classical to dance music, which is what I want to be able to do but with the sense of alienation and isolation thought all of my work.

Creating visual sound allows multiple sensory experiences of the work and this can then create a more dynamic and immersive experience of the work.


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