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Graphic Notation

Steven Sladkowski

Published: 2010-05-26

The article argues for the use of open systems of musical composition and notation, which allow for individuals from radically different musical and cultural backgrounds to create music together. These more inclusive methods also help to break down hierarchical relationships that exist between composer, performer, and listener, which can in turn serve to reinforce connected socio-cultural stereotypes and assumptions.

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