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Kaleidoscope & Object Score Notation, the Next Generation

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Posted by ana on August 19, 2011 at 5:34 pm

Kirsty & An quickly developed a working methodology.
In the morning they would work without the machine, starting with warm-up exercises from the following books:

– Pauline Oliveiros, Deep Listening, A Composer’s Sound Practise, iUniverse 2005, US

– Orlanda Cook, Singing with your own voice, Nick Hern Books, London, 2004

followed by improvisation exercises with the objects and their voices, as f.ex.:

– choose an object
– sit in front of each other at the table
– moving an object one by one while making a sound

They discovered natural aspects of ourselves, f.ex. An has tendency to utter loud sounds and make brusque and heavy movements, while Kirsty prefers to whisper and move very gently. In these cases it was great to change the roles of quality.

In the afternoon they would translate their improvisation(s) into scores for the machine, analysing the rules, the parameters, the time, the space and the movement of the objects.

To follow with the same example:
when moving the objects we realized we made higher and lighter sounds when lifting the object in the air. For the camera this has an opposite effect: the higher we bring the object the more space it takes (volume & body_area).

Filed under CCA Glasgow, Report, Scores
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