Interference: a notation for silent singing

These drawings are notations for silent singing.

Any music notation is a space of time, a reckoning of past, present, and future, with the performance as its sum. The score is a tally-sheet, with the performance as its sum. It is a calculus of the body.

By rendering breathlessness in fields of pitched consonants, is it possible these drawings give us a positive notation for silence -- for incipient noise as music?

In the end, in their performance as music, they may not actually be scores for a vocalist, but for a dancer, or an actor, as the body in space are the terms of those performance arts, even possibly the closed, private spaces of the mouth and throat.

Anechoic Chamber Orchestra

These drawings are notations for silent singing.

Any music notation is a space of time, a reckoning of past, present, and future, with the performance as its sum. The score is a tally-sheet, with the performance as its sum. It is a calculus of the body.

By rendering breathlessness in fields of pitched consonants, is it possible these drawings give us a positive notation for silence -- for incipient noise as music?

In the end, in their performance as music, they may not actually be scores for a vocalist, but for a dancer, or an actor, as the body in space are the terms of those performance arts, even possibly the closed, private spaces of the mouth and throat.

A music notation is a kind of tally-sheet; they are documents of events and processes, describing a future of performance. They are true “space-time” drawings, with the value-added capability of play-back.

These are notations based on Isometric drawing -- a graphic method for organizing  objects in space.

See Soundcloud playlist of music derived from these drawings, at "Isometric Projections."

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