Treatise is a musical composition by British composer Cornelius Cardew (– 81). Treatise is a graphic musical score comprising pages of lines, symbols, . Cornelius Cardew ( – ) was a British music composer, who worked as an assistant for Karlheinz Stockhausen for three years. In October flautist Petr Kotik’s QUaX Ensemble gave a performance of Cornelius Cardew’s graphic-score masterwork Treatise in Prague and, happily for us.

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Cardew exemplifies a professional musician as making the sound and the improvisers in AMM as being the sound. Do you go out of tune eg?

Treatise Cardew is a graphic score by Cornelius Cardew. Written between andthe composition is made up of a careew musical score of pages in a visual language invented by the author and completely distant from conventional music notation.

Who can say in what consists the mode of operation of this language?

Treatise (music)

Whenever possible we try to attribute content images, videos, and quotes to their creators and original sources. Training is substituted for rehearsal, and a treaitse moral discipline is an essential part of this training. Disseminate mode Somei Satoh: Working notes is a chronologically arranged collection of personal notes made by Cardew during the years he spent writing the score from to Please feel free to write us if you notice misattributions or wish something cardfw be removed.

The score is not accompanied by any explicit instructions to the performers in how to perform the work, or what sound-producing means are to be used. Treatise handbook, including Bun no.


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It would be easy to lampoon the period trimmings: The Beauty of Indeterminacy. Forbearance is the permissive characteristic required of an improviser in order to allow the music to exist. However, Cardew allows resemblances to occur only as a reminder of the works musicality.

Although the score allows for absolute interpretive freedom no one interpretation will sound like anotherthe work is not normally played spontaneously, as Cardew had previously suggested that performers devise in advance treahise own rules and methods for interpreting and performing the work.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. You ask Keith Rowe. This period of experimentation seems to have allowed Cardew to consider the role of the improviser as a kind of athlete. Whether you want to see what we think of today’s latest releases or discover what our critics thought of your favourite recordings from the past, you will find it all in our full-searchable Reviews Database.

Not so sure I like it much, but, if dardew honest utterance makes sense” Cardewit certainly has its place here along with Kotik’s squeaking trumpet played with a bassoon reed and bouncing ping pong balls. The carddw central bar is the main and most constant orientation; what happens where it ceases or bends? Retrieved from ” https: This October recording of the work – not cwrdew complete score, as Petr Kotik’s liner notes here make clear it would have been nice to know which pages were performed His thoughts resonate with a raw earthiness appropriate to the score.


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Cardew’s Treatise: the greatest musical score ever designed

The tapes have been carefully restored cagdew remastered, but there’s still plenty of vintage analogue airiness to the sound. Identification with nature is similar to preparedness. Now Kotik and Mode Records boss Brian Brandt have remastered this precious piece of history and it sounds very good indeed: Abstracted minims and crotchets appear, as treatisd ties, slurs, dots, points, lines and numbers. There are, however, almost infinite possibilities for the interpretation of Treatise that fall within the implications of the piece and general principles of experimental music performance in the late s, including presentation as visual art and map-reading Anderson Una nube de […].

Sometimes they land themselves in a cul-de-sac; svore often they jump with an ecstatic leap of collective faith towards bold new freedoms.

What symbols are for sounding and what for orientation. Cardew refers to Wittgenstein again and quotes him equating the logical structure hreatise recorded music to the logical structure of a score.

Subsequently Cardew embraced Maoism and wholeheartedly repudiated this and other works of his avant-garde period. Curiously, Cardew did not withdraw Treatise from publication despite his repudiation.