A Community Sound Sketchbook
A collaborative virtual project with musicians from the Chicago Composers Orchestra.
Drawn Together is a virtual space for sharing musical creativity. Through a project co-conceived with composer Danny Clay, we are collecting animated scores for musicians to interpret. Watch performances of animated scores by CCO musicians and stick around after to “Meet the Artists” at our virtual post-concert happy hour starting at 4:30 p.m. CST.
December 5, 2020, 4 p.m. CST
Past PerformancesWatch on YouTube ▷
What is a graphic score?
A graphic score is a way to represent music using symbols outside of traditional notation.
Graphic notation is based on the conviction that music is always there inside us, waiting for something to kindle it, to call it forth. With a graphic score a composer throws her cards on the table and invites the musicians to read them as they see them. The graphic score sparks a collaboration between composer, director, and musicians, where instinct takes precedence over experience; intuition over reason. The music that eventually comes forth may not be at all the hand that the composer thought she dealt. The result is a musical creation that none of the players fully envision at the start.
– from our Half Notes blog by Dan Lory