Graphic Scores: Cornelius Cardew and Barry Guy

The Block Museum has a nice intro to the Voynich Manuscript of music, Cornelius Cardew’s Treatise.

My favorite version that I’ve heard, if it actually is a version, is AMM’s The Inexhaustible Document (that would be Treatise), which spends over an hour on “Page 9.”

For somewhat less cryptic graphic scores, take a look at Barry Guy’s stunning work.

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