Scoring Exploration

Part I:

Object based learning is a fun way to learn about a topic or time period. In the box on the table is an object that will kick off our learning journey.

You have 10 minutes to find out everything you can about the object. You are free to use any means of research available to you. You can work with a team, as a class, or as an individual.

After 20 minutes, we will discuss what you learned, why you think the object is important and relate it to our work together.

Part II:

A. Let’s revisit Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring. In our unit on Space-Time we considered the impact this piece had at it’s Paris premiere. Below is a graphic representation of the traditional musical score. Stravinsky utilized many forward thinking techniques when composing the piece. New ideas and re-imaginings of rhythm, instrumentation, and layering of sounds caused traditional audiences to rebel against these new ideas. Can you see the dissonance that Stravinsky brought to the world through the Rite of Spring?

B. Aleatoric Composition: Exploring Timbre with analog instruments. Creating an aleatoric score.

Art and music collide in these 20 stunning graphic scores:
The art of visualising music:
5 1/2 Examples of Experimental Music Notation:

Before you watch any Youtube videos about graphic notation and scores, formulate a list of ways that you can create a graphic score for one of your compositions. Feel free to generate a list of both analog and digital means for creating your score…and dream big!

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Part III:
Discussion. Reflection.

What is graphicacy? Is it easier or more effective to tell a story of sound using pictures?
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