Musicography, Graphic Score, Graphic Music in the Compositorial Oeuvre of Ewa Synowiec – Outline of Issues
Aleksandra Kłaput-Wiśniewska (The Feliks Nowowiejski Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz)
Academic Conference: Written Music – Materials and Composers’ Legacies
The Feliks Nowowiejski Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz
Faculty of Composition, Theory of Music and Sound Engineering
Studio of Musical Culture and Folklore Studies
28 September – 16 October 2020
Is a graphic score merely a manner of writing new music, or perhaps it has features of an independent genre? Is it a kind of musical notation? Does it constitute a coherent semiotic system? Is there – and if so – what is the extent of a dependence between the notation and music itself?
These questions opened the presentation of Assistant Professor Aleksandra Kłaput-Wiśniewska, PhD, that was devoted to the issues related to graphic scores. The paper had its premiere at the conference titled Written Music – Materials and Composers’ Legacies, organised by the Studio of Musical Culture and Folklore Studies at The Feliks Nowowiejski Academy of Music, in Bydgoszcz, in the autumn of 2020.
In her presentation, Professor Aleksandra Kłaput-Wiśniewska outlined the fundamental aspects related to the phenomenon of graphic scores, considered also in terms of its related notions of musicography and graphic music. The author focused particularly on Polish musicological and compositional thought as represented by a ‘classic’ of the avant-garde – Bogusław Schaeffer, and subsequently attempted to introduce the works of a slightly mysterious and forgotten figure – Ewa Synowiec.