WORD EVENT: a verbal notation symposium

Bath Spa University, UK | 21 September 2011

The Centre for Musical Research at Bath Spa University is holding a one-day symposium on verbal notation, an approach to scoring that uses the written word, as opposed to symbols, to convey information to whoever chooses to interpret it. Verbal notation has been adopted and developed in the field commonly referred to as experimental music, as well as related areas of arts practice involving performance or object making.

The location will be our beautiful Corsham Court campus situated between Bath and Chippenham.

We are now accepting proposals for papers and welcome presentations which cover any aspect of verbal notation.

The symposium follows a two-year AHRC-funded research project resulting in a book on verbal notation, to be published by Continuum in late 2011.

Symposium Organiser: Dr. James Saunders (Head of Centre for Musical Research, Bath Spa University)