The Curve of the Earth

The Curve of the Earth is a graphic score that is played in concert with live electronics. It contains six additional scores, known as Observations, that are optionally performed in concert with the primary score. The score is hand brushed ink on a long scroll which is meant to be performed sequentially over multiple performances and is an example of an electric score. The optional Observations are Musical Patterns printed on transparencies that when performed are overlaid on the unrolled scroll.

This page is an archive of information, performances, recordings and related material to The Curve of the Earth. Forthcoming and past performances will be documented here, but the primary material will be links to other material on the web: links to blog posts about aspects of the score, reviews and discussions, recordings and related media and so forth. This will be a frequently updated page and worth keeping an eye on.

Note:
This page is a work in progress: there are a few blank sections and will probably split this page up as the subsections fills up.


Performances

 

forthcoming

past

The Score

The Curve of the Earth Instructions and Observations (pdf)
Scans from the Electric Score: Prelude, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 (also on Flickr)
Electric Scores (pdf) (this is a meta-score that was used to create the Electric Score for The Curve of the Earth)

 

Information

On The Curve of the Earth

09.28.11 The Curve of the Earth Prelude (description and links regarding the initial recording)
09.19.11 Grey (about the use of silence in this and other projects
07.23.11: The Curve of the Earth (project Overview)
05.31.11: The Work in Progress (project announcement
05.29.11: Still Sketching (electronics experimentation part 2)
05.22.11: Sketching (electronics experimentation)

On Musical Patterns

The Book of Musical Patterns (main site with score downloads &c)
Musical Pattern background and theory
Interpreting Musical Patterns
Forum Discussion on Musical Patterns
Musical Patterns Recordings
Images of annotated Musical Patterns

 

Media



Recordings

09.19.11 The Curve of the Earth [Prelude/00:00:00-00:43:30] (first recording)

Download in Apple Lossless Format.
Download uncompressed or stream on SoundCloud:


Preliminary Sketches

These were tests of the network instrument that did not involve the score. The sound is archived locally in Apple Lossless format (m4a) with links are to a SoundCloud page which contains further details on each piece and they can be streamed or an compressed version downloaded.

05.13.11

Sketch 0513a: Download Apple Lossless Format, Download uncompressed or stream on SoundCloud
Sketch 0513c: Download Apple Lossless Format, Download uncompressed or stream on SoundCloud

05.14.11

Sketch 0514.2: Download Apple Lossless Format, Download uncompressed or stream on SoundCloud

 

Images

Complete Image Archive, including scans of the score, performances images, electronic setups and so forth on Flickr.

Electric Score scans (click for larger images, even larger on Flickr):

Electric Score prelude Electric Score scan 1 Electric Score scan 2

Electric Score scan 3 Electric Score scan 4 Electric Score scan 5 Electric Score scan 6

Electronics (click for larger images):

Network Instrument for the Sketches Network Instrument for the Sketches
The network instrument used for the Sketches.

 



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