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

Pestova, Xenia (2017) Approaches to notation in music for piano and live electronics: the performer’s perspective. In: Live-electronic music: composition, performance, study. Routledge Research in Music . Routledge, London, pp. 131-159. ISBN 9781138022607

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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.

Item Type: Book Section
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:
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Arts > School of Humanities > Department of Music
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Depositing User: Pestova, Xenia
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2017 14:57
Last Modified: 04 May 2020 19:18

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