Graphic Scores for Interactive Performers

Capriccio has been conceived as a workshop and performance for any number of musicians and artists, comprising live graphic scoring and semi-improvised playing.

cropped-capriccioThe Capriccio workshop explores the core concept of a graphic score, and allows participants to work together to develop an original score for a performance.

The graphic score is unique in that it is not only controlled by a conductor, but can also be altered and manipulated by the players themselves.

The world premier took place in Birmingham, UK at the innovative Network Music Festival, Birmingham in September 2014 as part of Hugs Bison’s Incubator scheme with Sound and Music researching building new audiences with digital technology.

There’s a strong emphasis on developing skills in improvised playing as part of a group, with a strong focus on both watching and responding to a live score, and listening and responding to fellow players. There is no ‘skill’ level to being a performer, just the desire to work well with others and be open to new ideas.

‘I found the workshop incredibly inspiring. I thought you created a calm, welcoming and engaging environment and the graphic score was a great way of encouraging the players to express themselves whilst listening to others and not drowning each other out. It’s made me think differently about improvised music and how to approach it.’ – Roger (Participant)

Capriccio workshops/performances

  • N( )rth Contemporary Arts Festival – Warrington – October 2015
  • Other Worlds Festival – Blackpool – April 2015
  • Network Music Festival – Birmingham – September 2014

If you would like to book this workshop please contact me to discuss rates and content