Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Notations 9: Garretson and Norton

Here is the ninth installment of Notations! It's a little late, due to preparation for my own concert this weekend at REDCAT's NOW Festival!

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 (Tuesday this week...) we'll showcase notation by two different composers, primarily focusing on those local to Los Angeles. This week's composers are Weba Garretson and Nick Norton.

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Page 2 from Blueberry Pie by Weba Garretson and Nathaniel Scoble

When musician Weba Garretson arrived in Los Angeles in 1979 she was a young girl of twenty-three standing on the brink of what’s proven to be a fascinating career. Garretson is a classically trained singer but she has a wild streak, and her music has moved in daring directions. From punk rock, to Kurt Weill, to performance art, and avant garde jazz, she’s able to bend her talents in any and all directions.

More info at webagarretson.com

Triangular Rhythms by Nick Norton

Nick Norton studied composition in college at UC San Diego, then at L'ecole Normale de Musique de Paris, then in graduate school at King’s College, London and UC Santa Barbara. He’s been really lucky, because he’s had great teachers along the way, including Clarence Barlow, Joel Feigin, Lei Liang, Robert Keeley, Rand Steiger, Chinary Ung, and Harvey Sollberger. Nick plays in the band Better Looking People With Superior Ideas and is a vice president of Music to Heal.

More info at nickwritesmusic.com

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