Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Notations 8: Ladue and Tómasdóttir

Here is the eighth 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 Bob LaDue and Berglind Tómasdóttir.

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Line 1 from Chekere by Bob LaDue

Bob LaDue is a musician from Oakland, CA that makes Chekere instruments. He performs under the name of Denny Denny Breakfast.

I'm An Island by Berglind Tómasdóttir

Berglind Tómasdóttir is a flutist and interdisciplinary artist whose work has been featured at Reykjavík Arts Festival, MSPS New Music Festival in Shreveport, Louisiana, REDCAT in Los Angeles, CMMAS in Morelia, Mexico and the Bang on a Can Marathon in San Francisco. She holds degrees in flute playing from Reykjavik College of Music and the Royal Danish Music Conservatory in Copenhagen. Currently she is pursuing her DMA in contemporary music performance at the University of California, San Diego.

More info at berglindtomasdottir.com

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