Musical composition using SW

Valerie Sutton signwriting at MAC.COM
Sun Jan 5 17:25:27 UTC 2014

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January 5, 2014

How interesting, Erika - I hope your student will share this new musical score, for oboe and facial expressions, with us - That sounds amazing -

On New Year’s Eve, on Public Broadcasting TV, here in the US, they presented a performance of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra at Lincoln Center in New York City, and the star of the evening was the famous cellist, Yo-Yo Ma (see ) and when I watched the program I remember thinking how beautifully expressive Yo-Yo Ma’s facial expressions were, while he performed - so I can see that those facial expressions could be meaningful, because seeing his expressions up close helped me enjoy the musical performance -

Val ;-)


On Jan 4, 2014, at 9:29 PM, Erika <erhoffma at OBERLIN.EDU> wrote:

> I thought you all might be interested to hear that a former student of mine, who learned about SW in one of my courses, is writing an experimental musical score for oboe and facial expression using SW to notate the latter. He's interested whether/how the facial expressions of a performer on stage will affect how an audience perceives the sounds of the oboe :)



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