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Sheet Music: the Performance

"sheet music: the performance" are loop animations and kinetic sculptures that give motion to otherwise static graphics of Johannes Kreidler's notation based pieces "Sheet Music", where this movement wants to become the sounding of the graphics. These interpretations are imagined to be the objects of sound and music giving their eternal music performances, yet remaining truthful to composer's original intentions with the "Sheet Music" works, to 'convey the aura of sound and allow the viewer to imagine music'.

For a musician and a performer, sheet music represents a recording of a sound, of a movement, in the form of text and symbols. Symbols that they are then to translate into sound and music. To play music and make sound is to make air move in a particular, hearing-perceivable way. Kreidler says for "Sheet Music" that it is imaginary music. The pieces are not to be interpreted by playing on an instrument, and certainly not improvised. They become only when imagined in one's head. As Kreidler gives no specific notes nor restrictions about the movement itself, as a performer, there had to be a way to make these pieces move. Without sounding. Without improvising. The following are music performances of these pieces, subtracted of sounding, of the presence of the performer's body, of the instrument... There is only the movement. The sounding, the music, is still left to be created in the imagination of the perceiver.

Pieces from Johannes Kreidler's "Sheet Music" featured in "Sheet Music: the Performance" include:
Alcohol Bed, All hung, Aura, Box Unlocked, calm rhythm, Candle, Depo 10, Forest, Getting Less, grid, On the Scale, one step further, Panorama, Side Effect, That's You, There, Tombeau, Turm 5

 

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▓ "Side Effect"

 

▓ "Aura"

 

▓ "Tombeau"

 

▓ "On the Scale"[#1]

 

▓ "On the Scale" [#2]

 

▓ "There"

 

▓ "one step further"

 

▓ "Forest"

 

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inspiration + sources + links
Johannes Kreidler: 'Sheet Music'
Johannes Kreidler: 'Sheet Music' on kulturtechno.de
selection of 'Sheet Music', published by Éditions Allia, Paris, 2018

 

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