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Offline Maciek

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Beautiful looking scores
« on: July 13, 2007, 02:14:28 PM »
We had this on the old board.

Go ahead, Greta!

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Re: Beautiful looking scores
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2007, 08:52:28 PM »
This is by Patrick Dorobisz, a minimalist in France, who is also an artist:

"TWO" (1998)
Computer Sonate for Violin, Viola, and Computer




Okay, I am still trying to figure this one out. The piece title is a link to his page which has close-ups of the score, sound clips, and explains how the piece is supposed to work. It seems to have a concept similar to Reich's "Music for 18 Musicians" and Riley's "In C', except, apparently the listener can also become a "musician" by selecting which tracks on the CD to play and for how long. In his words: the result of the computer sonate is your artistic expression not with rules but with a "frame" Cool concept I think. :)  Nice composition too.

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Re: Beautiful looking scores
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2007, 01:10:44 PM »
I think this one is pretty. Pretty nice. ;D

Hans-Cristoph Steiner's graphical score for Solitude.


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Re: Beautiful looking scores
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2007, 01:48:56 PM »
These are both fantastic!  And I have not heard of either composer, so very interesting to get acquainted with them in this way, first. 

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Re: Beautiful looking scores
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2007, 01:58:17 PM »
I don't know them either. I found the Hans-Cristoph Steiner score by accident when googling for something else. 8)

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Re: Beautiful looking scores
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2008, 01:02:16 PM »
On the old board I had commented that Lou Harrison had some of the most beautiful scores I'd ever seen.  He was a great at calligraphy and while I still haven't found an example of a score to post I did find an example of his writing.  Scroll over the pic (also check out the different ensembles repertoire,  cool stuff.  This was my undergrad conductor.)

Harrison calligraphy example


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Re: Beautiful looking scores
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2008, 01:55:48 PM »
I put a Harrison score sample here, on the Mystery score thread. I have a few more samples on here somewhere... here's a nicely drawn one:

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Re: Beautiful looking scores
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2008, 01:56:43 PM »
and this page goes with it


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Re: Beautiful looking scores
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2008, 07:32:11 PM »
Thanks Luke.  I'll have to start checking out Mystery Score a little more often.

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Re: Beautiful looking scores
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2008, 11:44:46 PM »
Too right - my favourite GMG thread ever, by some distance! On page 77 (of 86), after the first few hundred scores had been guessed, I put up this link, which is a large PDF of all the scores that had been put up to that point. That will save you flicking through the first 77 pages! But there are still quite a large number after that point.

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Re: Beautiful looking scores
« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2008, 04:54:30 AM »
Time to re-resurrect this thread, one of the most wonderful threads on the old forum...



Mauricio Kagel, Transition I.



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Re: Beautiful looking scores
« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2008, 04:59:13 AM »
I would love to have a couple of visually beautiful scores on my walls!

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Re: Beautiful looking scores
« Reply #12 on: October 22, 2008, 05:05:24 AM »
I would love to have a couple of visually beautiful scores on my walls!

You'd have to perform them all the time.

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Re: Beautiful looking scores
« Reply #13 on: October 22, 2008, 05:08:01 AM »


Jem Finer: Longplayer, A Proposed Score for 6 Players, 2002.
http://longplayer.org/what/survival/graphicscore.php

This one is interesting since it actually makes intuitively sense in the way it uses waveforms in the score...

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Re: Beautiful looking scores
« Reply #14 on: October 22, 2008, 05:31:51 AM »
Time to re-resurrect this thread, one of the most wonderful threads on the old forum...

A wonderful thread, to be sure, nearly as wonderful as its more bulky big brother, the mystery scores quiz (700+ scores now)! You should have posted these there - no one would ever guess them!  ;D

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Re: Beautiful looking scores
« Reply #15 on: October 22, 2008, 05:37:04 AM »
In that case (Luke admitting he wouldn't guess these) I should have posted them there. >:D

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Re: Beautiful looking scores
« Reply #16 on: October 22, 2008, 05:38:50 AM »
Let's just say a clue or two may have been called for!  ;)

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Re: Beautiful looking scores
« Reply #17 on: October 22, 2008, 05:39:20 AM »
Are you hatching nefarious score-related plans, by any chance, Maciek?  0:)

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Re: Beautiful looking scores
« Reply #18 on: October 22, 2008, 05:42:26 AM »
Oh, yes, yes, yes, I am. >:D >:D >:D Ever since downloading and going through Tchaikovsky's entire piano output (or nearly all of it) in vain search of a simple, mazurka-like ( ;D) melody, I spend all my sleepless nights scheming.

But nothing will come of it, at least for a while - not enough time. :-\

[EDIT: stupidly omitted word added]
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Re: Beautiful looking scores
« Reply #19 on: October 22, 2008, 05:43:06 AM »
Nights, dammit, nights!!! >:(

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