Monday, July 1, 2013

Notations 4: Farmer and Winter

Here is the fourth installment of Notations! Inspired by Cage's 1969 bookNotations is a collection of graphic scores, hand drawn music calligraphy, computer code, compositional sketches, text scores, and other innovative forms of musical notation.

Every Monday we'll showcase notation by two different composers, primarily focusing on those local to Los Angeles. This week's composers are Patrick Farmer and Michael Winter.

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a tree is as complicated as is a word by Patrick Farmer

Patrick Farmer is an artist working with improvisation, poetry, field recording, and composition. He is a founding member of the Set Ensemble, a group based in the UK dedicated to the performance of experimental music, especially that of the Wandelweiser group, and co-founded the online record label, Compost and Height, with Sarah Hughes in 2008. As of October 2012 patrick began studying towards his Ph.D at Oxford Brookes.

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field and perfect circuit by Michael Winter
(view full score here)

Michael Winter is a composer, curator, music theorist, and software designer. He co-founded and co-directs (with fellow composer eric km clark) the wulf., a non-profit arts organization that presents music free to the public in Los Angeles. Michael is a firm believer in music making as an experimental process and free information; e.g. open source code, free music, etc.

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