I started working with Animated Notation around 2011, after finding the work of Guðmundur Steinn Gunnarsson, and subsequently, many more works by the Icelandic composer's collective S.L.Á.T.U.R. For many years I obsessed over these works, and the works of many composers from around the world, eventually compiling their work HERE. My work with Animated Notation has slowed considerably since 2017 as I moved into other areas of music-making, but it continues to be an important aspect of my musical life and, occasionally, research.
In short, I define Animated Notation as a subset of dynamic scoring that features perceptible contact and intersection between elements in a notational fashion. Beyond that, Animated Notation can offer composers the ability to create quite complex music that is quite easily read and realized by performers of all levels. Furthermore, I believe that the dynamic qualities of these scores (particularly those that are generated in real-time), introduce some very interesting approaches to time and form.
This page documents my work with Animated Notation. The vast majority of these scores are available for performance, so please feel free to get in touch with me, I'm always happy to have these works played!
Each image below links to a page with performance instructions, video(s) of the score, and in some cases performance footage.