Host: Alan Uhler (@AlanUhler)

Our current system of notation comes from a centuries-long evolution, but deals with very basic concepts of time/fixed pitch/dynamic/articulation. Many composers of the past century have been pushing limits with graphic notation, video notation, or other new ideas. In what ways is this powerful and exploratory, for performers, composers, and audiences? In what ways is it limiting and diminishing, for the same groups? What’s the next step? Do we need a sea change or progress? How much gold is left in the mine of traditional notation?

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Photo: The first page of the manuscript of the “Ricercar a 6” BWV 1079 by Johann Sebastian Bach.

Source: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Notation_(Musik)#/media/File:Ricercare_a_6_from_The_Musical_Offering.jpg