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Sound & Score: Essays on Sound, Score and Notation

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  • William Brooks (Editor)
  • Paulo de Assis (Editor)
  • Kathleen Coessens (Editor)


Publication details

DatePublished - Oct 2013
Number of pages228
PublisherLeuven University Press
Place of PublicationLeuven
Original languageEnglish
ISBN (Print)978 90 5867 976 5, D/2013/1869/50

Publication series

NameOrpheus Institute Series
PublisherLeuven University Press


Sound & Score brings together artistic-research expertise from prominent international voices exploring the intimate relations between sound and score, and the artistic possibilities that this relationship yields for performers, composers, and listeners.

Considering "notation" as the totality of words, signs and symbols encountered on the road to a concrete performance of music, this collection, in fourteen chapters and five intertextual commentaries, aims to embrace different styles and periods in a comprehensive understanding of the complex relations between invisible sound and mute notation, between aural perception and visual representation, between the concreteness of sound and iconic essence of notation.

Three main perspectives structure this volume: a conceptual approach that offers contributions from different fields of enquiry (history, musicology, semiotics), a practical one that take the skilled body as its point of departure (written by performers), and finally an experimental perspective that challenges state-of-the-art practices, including transdisciplinary approaches in the crossroads to visual arts and dance.

    Research areas

  • notation, music, score, interdisciplinarity, Semiotics, symbols

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