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Here are the scores we red today withj the great PAO and a fantastic group of people:


listen to them on the YouTube link at the bottom

A beautiful dialogue among many imaginations


One-page Score Project with the Plastic Acid Orchestra – FREE Workshop!

Workshop dates: 9, 22 + 23 January 2016
Performance date: 23 January 2016; 8PM (Vancouver Community College Atrium, 1155 East Broadway – entrance at Glen and 7th)
Registration Deadline: 4 January 2016 – email info(at)newmusic(dot)org or call 604.633.0861 to register.

Want to create your own graphic score, and have it played by a live orchestra?

Sign up for Vancouver New Music’s free three-day workshop with the Plastic Acid Orchestra!

No musical background or training is necessary – just a desire to create and explore sound.

Over the three days, you’ll study and experiment with graphic notation, sound, composition, gesture and figure that will culminate in a performance of a selection of One-Page Scores composed during the workshop.

Led by composer and Vancouver New Music artistic director Giorgio Magnanensi, the workshop will focus on the use of graphic notation where signs and symbols can be used to represent sounds, textures and various kinds of sonic events.

Saturday, January 9, 2016: 11AM – 4PM (The Post at 750; 110-750 Hamilton Street)
Friday, January 22, 2016: 1:30PM – 5PM (The Post at 750; 110-750 Hamilton Street)
Saturday, January , 23, 2016: workshop 4PM – 6PM; concert 8PM (Vancouver Community College, 1155 East Broadway – entrance at Glen and 7th)

In the first meeting on January 9 we will explore a variety of graphic notation examples and we will introduce participants to ideas of orchestration and sound composition. Using graphic notation, neither composers nor performers need any prior knowledge of how to write or read traditional musical notation. Participants will be encouraged to engage in abstract drawings that will form the basis for either one collective or multiple graphic One-Page scores that will selected, rehearsed, interpreted and performed by the Plastic Acid Orchestra.

With these workshops, we want to encourage everyone to reclaim the playful and engaging exercise of imagination through sonic and visual perception. Learn, explore, have fun, and enjoy a rare opportunity to experience having the sound of a large ensemble at your creative fingertips!

The workshop series is free, however space is limited. Please send your name and contact information (email address and/or phone number) to info(at)newmusic(dot)org or call 604.633.0861 to register. Registration will be on a first-come-first-served basis.


Vancouver New Music presents
Plastic Acid Orchestra with guest conductor Giorgio Magnenensi
“One-Page Score Project”

Recorded 23 January 2016 at Vancouver Community College

0:10     Arkadiusz Was, Circuits Circus
4:17     Gizelle Rocha, Sugar Tongue
6:53     Alexandra Spence, Deerubbin; Wide, Deep Water
12:05   Monique Ataei, untitled
15:27   John Barbour, Trinity St. Park facing NNW – Lions Gate Bridge to the Storage Yard
19:30   Jessica Whitney Lai, Symphony of the dark
23:19   Ingrid Koening, Relatively (the chance encounters that build reasoning)
27:05   Kivanç Tatar, Code of Silence nb.2
29:48   Richard T.A. Fordham, 12 Notes Dangling
34:11    Sheinagh Anderson, Dispersion (through focus)





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