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Ways of Making People Move

Research into music representation
2013 on-going

Ways of Making People Move: representation in music

"Notation is a way of making people move. If you lack other ways like aggression or persuasion. The notation should do it. This is the most rewarding aspect of work on a notation. Trouble is: Just as you find your sounds are too alien, intended 'for a different culture', you make the same discovery about your beautiful notation: no one is willing to understand it. No one moves."

Cornelius Cardew, originally published in Contact no. 26 (Spring 1983), pp. 4-12.
Cardew, 1971, Treatise Handbook (London: Peters Edition, 1971), p. iii.

Related activities

(2014) December Variations (on a Theme by Earle Brown)
University of Athens, September 2014
Proceedings of the International Computer Music Conference

Workshop: Making People Move: Dynamic musical notations Demonstration, ICMC, University of Athens, September 2014 Proceedings of the International Computer Music Conference 2014, Athens, Greece, September 2014
Workshop: Interactive Music Notation and Representation Workshop Dominique Fober - Grame, Lyon, Jean Bresson - Ircam, Paris, Pierre Couprie - IReMus, Universite Paris-Sorbonne, Paris, Yann Geslin - INA/GRM, Paris, Richard Hoadley - Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge A part of the NIME 2014, Goldsmiths University of London, June 30, 2014
(2014) Variations on a Theme by Earle Brown Goldsmiths University of London, May 15-17 2014 a part of the Histories, Theories and Practices of Aound Art Conference (2014) Dynamic Music Notation in Quantum Canticorum Goldsmiths University of London, 1600, Wednesday 2nd April 2014 a part of the Live Algorithms for Music Symposium (2014) Ways of Making People Move: composing through the live generation of musical scores Composition in the 21st Century, Trinity College Dublin, 5-7 March 2014 (2013) Demonstration of Interactive and Algorithmic Technologies for Performance Mapping, AES showcase at Dolby Europe, 4-6 Soho Square, London, 12 November, 1830-2000

Earle Brown December 1952

Cornelius Cardew Treatise

Calder's Violin

Fluxus Tree


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