Drawing Sound as Landscape

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This essay discusses the relationship between music notation, sound, and landscape. I explore how the notation of musical sounds might lead to new methods for drawing auditory landscapes. There are three components to the research: an analysis of the score of English composer Michael Finnissy’s composition Green Meadows (1977); a reference to ethnomusicology to explore how the notation of sound-as-music might allow us to draw sound-as-landscape; and a notation to investigate the composition of a landscape through sound. In conclusion, I question how auditory landscapes might be composed, and suggest ways in which both drawing and sound might be considered landscape.

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notation, landscape

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Buck, D., (2014) “Drawing Sound as Landscape”, Opticon1826 16, Art. 16.

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David Buck (The Bartlett School of Architecture / UCL)

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