January 14, 2014 - Audio

Titel: Brahmavihara

Datum: 2014

Art: Violin, Clarinet and Live Electronics – 4 channels

Länge: 45 minutes

Sofware: AudioMulch

Ort: Pärnu, Estonia

Keywords: Motion Graphic Notation, Animated Notation

Beschreibung: Brahmavihara refers to four Buddhist virtues and the meditation practices to cultivate them.

The four movements of this piece do not follow a specific musical structure or form. It is rather a ‘stream of consciousness’ in an audiovisual sense.
The primary tool for this composition was Motion Graphic Notation (MGN).

MGN is defined by the following six principles:

Universal Validity – the score needs to
work for audience, acoustic instruments
and live electronics alike.

Transparency – the actions of the
performers have to be understandable
for the audience watching the score.

Time-Based Media – the score uses
exclusively time-based media like
video and animation.

Sustainability and Definiteness – the score
seeks a definite, recognizable and
reproducible form of communicating
musical events.

Usability – the score provides an easy-
to-use interface for musical purposes.

Comprehensibility – the score is
understandable and applicable only by
using these six principles.