cyclical graphic scores
These cyclical scores focus on players’ negotiations of rhythmic relationships during improvisation, or in graphically-framed compositions. This strategy incites players to push and pull the speed of their motion around the scores, in which the graphics can be imagined as malleable; duration is relative to the speed of motion negotiated by players during performance. A change in the speed of one part requires the rest of the group to reconfigure their actions to realign the graphic layout, encouraging playful back-and-forth rhythmic interaction.
Cogs can be used for any instrumental combination, and have been used as a springboard for improvisations, as well as being incorporated into compositions such as Fractured Moulds, Scattered Signals and Clutch
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