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Motion Graphic Music Notation. An example of the topicality of futurist concepts

Christian M. Fischer


Executive SummaryEdit

This paper focuses on one distinguished demand of the futurists, namely the renunciation, the neglecting of the old and the emphasis on dealing with actual and future developments within our society, reflected by themes like technology, speed, motion and especially in music, noise. Stated over one hundred years ago, this demand is absolutely up to date, universal and even vital for any artistic and creative output. Especially, as our everyday life and therefore artistic work as well, becomes more and more influenced by rapid changing technical developments and our primary tool: the computer.

Especially in music (education), our cultural and historical inheritance still seems to be a never failing source and in some cases even the only subject. New approaches and technical developments, for instance in notation, are smiled at and regarded as temporary dubious phenomena. Therefore the evolution from graphic music notation to computer generated motion graphic scores will work as an example to show the influence of futurist concepts on the development of graphic notation in general. Furthermore it will reveal the topicality and necessity of futurist demands for the evolvement of creative ideas and artistic work.

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