Time Stands Still: Notation in Musical Practice

Friday April 5, 1:45-4:00 Mansfield Freeman Center for East Asian Studies

Session 1: The shape on the page, the roar in the cage (chair, Jane Alden)

• Matthew McDonald, “Reading and Imagining Charles Ives’s 114 Songs”

• David Gutkin, “Notation-Games: Autonomy and Avant-Garde Musical Scores”

• Alex Waterman, “Still-lives and Imaginary Landscapes: The Page and the Pagus in Experimental Music”

• Lauren Redhead, “Putting the Score in its Place: Performing Pictorial and Verbal Notation In Locational Context”

4:30-5:30 CFA Hall

Roundtable 1: the composer’s perspective (Mark Applebaum, Anthony Braxton, Ron Kuivila, Paula Matthusen, Pauline Oliveros, Michael Parsons, Christian Wolff)

8:00 Memorial Chapel

Concert 1: Vocal Constructivists, Toneburst Laptop & Electronic Arts Ensemble perform Applebaum, Braxton, Kuivila, Matthusen, Oliveros, Parsons, Wolff


Saturday April 6, 9:30-12:00 CFA Hall

Session 2: The page as manifesto and the politics of notation (chair, Mark Slobin)

• Ross Feller, “Totally Graphic: What Two Scores by Herbert Brün and Cornelius Cardew Tell Us About the Politics of Performance”

• Emily Richmond Pollock, “The Electronic Manifesto: Scores for Tape and Synthesized Music in John Cage’s Notations

• Adam Tinkle, “Composing Graphic Scores with Children: Disrupting Pedagogy, Decentering Musical Authority”

• Nomi Epstein, “A Human Sound Sculpture: Controlled Indeterminacy in Text Notation”

12:15 Alsop House
Musical Intermezzo

1:45-3:30 CFA Hall

Session 3: Addressing the page: structure, artifice, and (im)permanence (chair, Ron Kuivila)

• Theresa Sauer, “Innovative Notational Systems: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Musical Communication”

• Richard Glover, “The use of grid structures in contemporary notational practice”

• Michael Baldwin, “Ephemerality, Materiality, and Notation: Impermanency and Decay”

4:30-5:30 CFA Hall

Roundtable 2: the performer’s perspective (Vocal Constructivists, visiting performers)

8:00 Memorial Chapel

Concert 2: Guest artists Lauren Redhead, Juraj Kojs, Ross Feller, Will Redman, Chris Reba, Marc Miller, Liz Meredith, Andrew Greenwald, Adam Tinkle, Jacob Barton, Brian Robison