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.