CARDEW TREATISE SCORE PDF
Treatise is a musical composition by British composer Cornelius Cardew (– 81). Treatise is a graphic musical score comprising pages of lines, symbols, . Cornelius Cardew ( – ) was a British music composer, who worked as an assistant for Karlheinz Stockhausen for three years. In October flautist Petr Kotik’s QUaX Ensemble gave a performance of Cornelius Cardew’s graphic-score masterwork Treatise in Prague and, happily for us.
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Treatise is a musical composition by British composer Cornelius Cardew — Treatise is a graphic musical score comprising pages of lines, symbols, and various geometric or abstract shapes that largely eschew conventional musical notation. Implicit in the title is a reference to the philosophy of Ludwig Wittgensteinwhich was of particular inspiration to Cardew in composing the work.
The score is not accompanied by any explicit instructions to the performers in how to perform the work, or what sound-producing means are to be used. Although the bottom of each page has two five-line musical staves, this is not apparently meant to suggest piano or other keyboard instrument s.
It is apparently only meant to indicate that the graphic elements are musical, not purely artistic, in character. Cardew worked on the composition from to Although the score allows for absolute interpretive freedom no one interpretation will sound like anotherthe work is not normally played spontaneously, as Cardew had previously suggested that performers devise in advance their own rules and methods for interpreting and performing the work.
There are, however, almost infinite possibilities for the interpretation of Treatise that fall within the implications of the piece and general principles of experimental music performance in the late s, including presentation as visual art and map-reading Anderson Subsequently Cardew embraced Maoism and wholeheartedly repudiated this and other works of his avant-garde period.
Curiously, Cardew did not withdraw Treatise from publication despite his repudiation. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Gregory Battcock New York: Mainly the Visual Aspects,” Tempo Animated electronic realization of “Treatise” by Shawn Feeney. Retrieved from ” https: Compositions by Cornelius Cardew compositions.