Scores can blend conventional elements notation with the unconventional. The performer has to use the pictures to inspire his or her performance - it's more like a guide, or a musical map. Picture: iwantdesign
John Cage, the man behind so much groundbreaking music including the famously silent 4'33", was a keen graphic score composer. It might look like random squiggles, but each line indicates a different style of singing, notated in wavy lines in ten different colors, and the black squares indicate non specified 'non-musical' sounds.
"La voix humaine : mystérieuse, spontanée, primale." Avec ces mots, la soprano Claron McFadden nous invite à explorer les mystères de la respirations et du chant, tout en interprétant le très difficile "Aria," de John Cage.