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General Semantics of Standard Spectromorphological Notation in Phone Sax for Tenor Saxophone and Tape

Marielle Groven

Published: 2008-08-25

This poster, presented at the 2008 Summer Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation, compares standard notation with morphological notation, particularly within the realms of creation, projection, and reception. It outlines Groven's research project which explores the range of extra techniques on the tenor saxophone, highlighting notational practices as historically and culturally emergent forms of communication.

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There is a curious yet enormously fruitful duality in the way that improvisation plays on our expectations and perspectives.

– Tracey Nicholls