Dynamics of Constraints
Essays on Notation, Editing, and Performance
Three essays express some fundamental issues addressed by ORCiM's research group focusing on the musician's relation to notation. Paulo de Assis argues that critical editions should generate critical users; Mieko Kanno contemplates the rapid expansion of the use of electronics in contemporary music. Juan Parra Cancino points toward a kind of composition whereby the performing and the listening experience don't aim to achieve a "final" version of the piece.