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Traces of Expressivity: conception of a high-level hybrid score in music-based interdisciplinary works

We have witnessed attempts by composers to transmit their artistic intentions through graphic symbols: from Gregorian chants to the compositions of Karlheinz Stockhausen (Studio II), Mauricio Kagel (Pas de cinq), and Murray Schafer (Apocalypsis). Because of the lack of a system of notation to present the non-musical aspects of a work, the act of score writing stays limited to describe musical details.

The significance of communication in multidisciplinary works between artists from different artistic disciplines, led Alireza Farhang to think about the conception of a hybrid high-level score. With this project he aims to formalize a technique tailored to score creation in the context of music-based interdisciplinary works. This new paradigm should allow us to transmit the intentions and the ideas of a composer to choreographers, set-designers and other artists involved in the staging, performing, visual or digital arts. This hybrid score will consist of a graphical notation of gestures, as well as a data stream score (for electronic works).

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