Sonic Playground – Painted Sounds

@ 11:00am-5:00pm

admission: FREE

GRAPHIC SCORES – NOTATIONS AND VISUAL REPRESENTATIONS
co-presented by Vancouver New Music

FREE (limited enrollment, please email GIORGIO by November 8, 2009 to register)

Painted Sounds is a workshop that will focus on the use of graphic notation, where signs and symbols are used to represent sounds. Using graphic notation both composers and performers do not need any prior knowledge of how to write or read traditional musical notation. All participants will be encouraged to engage in large-scale abstract drawings that will form the basis for one collective or multiple graphic scores that will then be interpreted and performed by the group. At the end of the workshop participants will give a live music performance of the piece(s) they’ve created. Bring your own instruments and your voice.