Monday, July 28, 2014

Notations 28: Lee and Lindley

Here's the twenty-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 other Monday we'll showcase notation by two different composers, primarily focusing on those local to Los Angeles. This week's composers are Ingrid Lee and Eric Lindley. All images are used with permission, and copyright is retained by each piece's respective creator. Click on the images to see a larger view.

Pink Noise Etudes by Ingrid Lee

Ingrid Lee is a Los Angeles based composer, improviser, and pianist from Hong Kong. Lee’s work is influenced by ideas of failure and hybridity through the use of illegitimate and inconsequential sounds: feedback, sympathetic resonance, beatings, noise. She has worked with composers such as Tristan Murail, Michael Pisaro, Karen Tanaka, Christian Wolff, Wadada Leo Smith, Marilyn Crispell and Vinny Golia. In addition to composing works for herself and other musicians, Lee has collaborated with filmmakers, animators, dancers, and visual artists on projects that have been performed/exhibited in Hong Kong, Miami, Los Angeles, New York, and Essen, Germany. Lee received a B.F.A. in music composition and performance at the California Institute of the Arts.

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Parenthetical Reharmonization by Eric Lindley

Eric Lindley is a artist, writer, and musician working primarily in Los Angeles and New York City under the name Careful. His work includes recorded and live "glitch folk," works of fiction, poetry, performance art, photography, and interactive installation. After getting degrees in physics and music at Dartmouth College, Lindley studied composition with James Tenney at The California Institute of the Arts. In 2008, he moved to New York, where he released both "Careful" and "Oh, Light." Lindley currently lives in New York City, editing the literary and arts magazine Out of Nothing with collaborators Joe Milazzo and Janice Lee, and building robots part-time.

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