Jesc Bunyard’s Video Scores

L’Autre Musique’s collection of “New Writings of Sound and Music” also included this video score by composer Jesc Bunyard.    It’s basically a silent video that is displayed/shown for the performers, and they play what they see.

Check it out – what a cool concept!


Talk about a graphic score!  She has some more information about her approach at L’Autre Musique’s website.

You can listen to a realization here:


Interestingly, improvisation is only one approach to reading a graphic score.  My esteemed colleague Chris Cretella once told me about his experience at NEC, in which an ensemble would sit down for a lengthy discussion of how they intended to interpret a graphic score before they even played a note.   I’d like to hear that approach to this kind of work as well.

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