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A Feast For The Ears
Celebrate the Easter long weekend with Drawn from Sound, a week-long exhibition featuring performances, artist talks and first survey of Australian graphic music scores to be held in WA.
The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) has announced its next spectacular music performance taking over the WAAPA campus.
The WAAPA Orchestra - Photo by Jon Green
A practice developed in the 1950s, the creation of graphic scores came about as more traditional notations were no longer adequate for music that required elements of improvisation, extended techniques, a foregrounding of texture over melody or harmony and different performance formats.
Curated by Perth composer and sound artist Cat Hope, the exhibition will showcase Australian contemporary graphic notation practice in a variety of possible forms; as objects, videos and films, websites, interactive computer programs or images.
Drawn From Sound celebrates the graphic score not only as a valid form of musical notation, but also as a unique source of visual expression.
The opening night will feature internationally recognised new music ensemble, Decibel at 6.30pm on Thursday 28 March. The season runs until 12 April 2013 at Spectrum Project Space, WAAPA, 2 Bradford Street, Mount Lawley. Tickets are free.