A graphic score for electronic music improvisation.
Escape: graphic score on display at the Ways to Escape Exhibition, Manchester, 2013.
When composing with sound materials, it is often necessary to explore visual media to form an evocative notation to represent the complexity of sound structures. Conventional Western music notation, when applied to the composition of sound, is problematic, due to the internal limitations of conventional musical notation. Scoring for sound has found a place in the widespread practice of the graphic score, which allows for a boundless area of musical expression, through the use of visual symbols outside of the realm of traditional music notation. Escape (2011) is a graphic score set on a canvas, containing both symbolic and abstract representations of an audio-visual experience.