Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Notations 19: Overton and Shahab

Here is the nineteenth 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 (Tuesday this week again...) we'll showcase notation by two different composers, primarily focusing on those local to Los Angeles. This week's composers are Adam Overton and Sepand Shahab. All images are used with permission, and copyright is retained by each piece's respective creator. Click on the images to hear/see a larger view.

inside joke piece by Adam Overton

Adam Overton is an experimental artist based in Los Angeles who works between performance, writing, experimental music, massage, workshops, and event-production. He connects regularly with a variety of artist-peers via several collaborative platforms, including Signify, Sanctify, Believe (with Tanya Rubbak and Claire Cronin, and involving the contributions of over 70 semi-secular artists), The Eternal Telethon, and UploadDownloadPerform.net. He works closely with Guru Rugu as co-director of the experimental meditation center of los angeles and as a ghostwriter for Guru Rugu’s Experimental Meditation Hour on KCHUNG Radio.

More info at plus1plus1plus.org

step filter by Sepand Shahab

Sepand Shahab was born in Tehran, Iran. He is a composer and harpsichordist living in Los Angeles and works with field recordings, chance procedures, and simple structures inspired in part by his experience with early music. Sepand studied composition at the San Francisco State University and the California Institute of the Arts and has been an artist-in-residence at the Djerassi Resident Artists Program and with the US Forest Service. Shahab’s recent work deals in creating simple structures that hold complex objects, relinquishing smaller details to chance procedures and/or performers, and text-based scores. 

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