Sound and Score brings together music expertise from prominent international researchers and performers to explore the intimate relations between sound and score and the artistic possibilities that this relationship yields for performers, composers and listeners. Considering tation as the totality of words, signs, and symbols encountered on the road to an accurate and effective performance of music, this book embraces different styles and periods in a comprehensive understanding of the complex relations between invisible sound and mute tation, between aural perception and visual representation, and between the concreteness of sound and the iconic essence of tation. Three main perspectives structure the analysis: a conceptual approach that offers contributions from different fields of enquiry (history, musicology, semiotics), a practical one that takes the skilled body as its point of departure (written by performers), and finally an experimental perspective that challenges state-of-the-art practices, including transdisciplinary approaches in the crossroads to visual arts and dance.
Paulo de Assis is a trained concert pianist, a musicologist, and Senior Researcher at the Orpheus Institute. William Brooks is Senior Researcher and Editorial Board Officer at the Orpheus Institute and Professor of Music at the University of York. Kathleen Coessens is Senior Researcher at the Orpheus Institute and Professor and Postdoctoral Researcher at Vrije Universiteit Brussel.