L’oreille dans l’œil / The Hearing Eye: Artists and Musicians Brought Together Through Graphic Scores

Sébastien Cliche, ed.

Throughout the 20th century, artists and avant-garde composers turned from conventional musical notation and elaborated original visual systems. These notational practices, which can be grouped under the term graphic scores, propose new musical concepts while creating bridges between disciplines. Inspired by this process, we invited artists to create a work / score that questioned the interface between the visual and the sonic. Each score was subsequently entrusted to a musician who appropriated it and offered an interpretation of it. Going beyond the simple inspiration of one creative work by another, the project strives to be a reflection on the means of representing sound and on the process of interpretation.

Book + CD (CLARK 2007)