[NTG-context] lilypond inclusion + pdf crop

andrea valle valle at di.unito.it
Sat Sep 17 15:23:27 CEST 2005

Sorry if it seemed exoteric, but my idea was simply to show some 
typographical results, not to present a composition (an argument surely 
The idea is that the performer (a pianist, even if notation is generic) 
choose a starting point, execute the notation in the chosen vertex, 
choose an edge, wait for the duration indicated in the label on the 
edge, and executed the reached vertex. Duration is ad libitum.
All the compositional parameters change in relation to space position 
of each vertex. So it's like exploring different sound spaces (in the 
geographic sense) with specific morphologies.

I use a slightly more advanced  system typically for electronic 
composition (here there's a paper in case of interest:

This is the general structure, then each piece has different, specific, 
particularities both in terms of mapping, either in terms of 
performance instructions (e.g.  in nodi-II there's no duration 
indicated in the vertices, the way one "waits" for the duration of edge 
label change between the two pieces, etc.).

Typically I score out the result of a system run. In this case, I want 
to experiment with the collaboration of my friend pianist, who is a 
very good musician in the broadest sense. The pieces are very open in 
some sense, but in other are very "close".


On 17 Sep 2005, at 13:26, Christopher Creutzig wrote:

> Hans Hagen wrote:
>> andrea valle wrote:
>>> Here are two of the resulting scores (not totally finished yet)
>>> www.semiotiche.it/andrea/membrana/nodi-I.pdf
>>> www.semiotiche.it/andrea/membrana/nodi-II.pdf
>>> and one of the context file
>>> www.semiotiche.it/andrea/membrana/nodi-I.tex
>> impressive
>  I agree (from the optical point of view), but could you include a 
> short
> English explanation about which paths may be followed, what their 
> labels
> mean, if the position of the fragments conveys information, how many
> instruments are playing at once etc.?  I'm afraid I simply don't
> understand the notation as is.
> Christopher
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Andrea Valle
Laboratorio multimediale "G. Quazza"
Facoltà di Scienze della Formazione
Università degli Studi di Torino
andrea.valle at unito.it

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