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Approaches to notation in music for piano and live electronics: the performer’s perspective

Pestova, Xenia

Authors

Xenia Pestova



Contributors

Friedemann Sallis
Editor

Valentina Bertolani
Editor

Jan Berle
Editor

Laura Zattra
Editor

Abstract

This chapter examines elements of notation in music for piano and live electronics. The author introduces examples from the repertoire and discusses different notational approaches. These are grouped into three main categories.
1 Graphic notations and visual representations or descriptive scores (Boorman 2001) are commonly used in repertoire with fixed media to simplify synchronisation and can also be found in more recent repertoire with interactive live electronics.
2 Tablature-style notations, or prescriptive scores (Boorman 2001) including notation as documentation, offer a different and potentially complementary approach.
3 Hybrid combinations of approaches and notations, including semi-improvised pieces and notation for new instruments, show new perspectives in the field.
The author addresses performance practice challenges and draws conclusions from that perspective.

Citation

Pestova, X. (2017). Approaches to notation in music for piano and live electronics: the performer’s perspective. In F. Sallis, V. Bertolani, J. Berle, & L. Zattra (Eds.), Live-electronic music: composition, performance, study. Routledge

Acceptance Date Jan 31, 2017
Publication Date Nov 17, 2017
Deposit Date Nov 22, 2017
Publicly Available Date May 18, 2019
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Series Title Routledge Research in Music
Book Title Live-electronic music: composition, performance, study
ISBN 9781138022607
Public URL https://nottingham-repository.worktribe.com/output/895668
Related Public URLs https://www.routledge.com/Live-Electronic-Music-Composition-Performance-Study/Sallis-Bertolani-Burle-Zattra/p/book/9781138022607
Additional Information This is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by Routledge in Live-electronic music: composition, performance, study on 22 November 2017, available online: https://www.routledge.com/Live-Electronic-Music-Composition-Performance-Study/Sallis-Bertolani-Burle-Zattra/p/book/9781138022607.

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