Graphic Scorewriting with Lea Bertucci

Graphic scores are compositions written on paper, but instead of using traditional music notation, composers use drawing, painting and typography, or graphs and grids to represent sound. While the creation and interpretation of such scores isn’t as in-vogue as it was the 60s and 70s, working with them still gets music-makers thinking about sound and improvisation in fresh and surprising ways.

In this workshop, composer Lea Bertucci will lead an exploration of creating and interpreting graphic scores. Following an introduction to musical notation methods throughout history, participants will get the chance to try out drawing techniques from disciplines outside of music, like architectural drafting, electronic design and fine art. By experimenting with ways to represent compositional elements like time, timbre, pitch and spatialization, the group will imagine new relationships between sight and sound.

Workshop sessions are for those with tickets that include Workshop and Studio Session access. Groups are small, and require prior registration – ticket holders will be notified via email when sign-up opens on October 16th.

Date & Location

EastWest Tracking Room 2


Lea Bertucci

Lea Bertucci

Lea Bertucci is an American composer and performer whose work describes relationships between acoustic phenomena and biological resonance.