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Contemporary music documentation

From: Joseph Wakeling
Subject: Contemporary music documentation
Date: Thu, 03 Sep 2009 14:15:50 +0200
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Hello all,

Following my fun experience writing some documentation for and Turkish 
classical music, I'm thinking of writing a section on contemporary music for 
the Notation Reference.  This would join the existing sections of Chapter 2 on 
various other forms of specialist notation.

The topics would include 20th/21st-century pitch concerns (so, an extended 
discussion of microtonality and non-traditional key signatures), rhythmic 
aspects (including contemporary time signatures), and various other 
contemporary innovations (cutaway scores, tone-clusters, etc. etc. etc.).  It 
would partly be new material and partly be a home (or expansion of) some 
examples currently in the Snippets section.

So, some questions.

     (i) Would people be interested in having this in the docs?

    (ii) Any requests or suggestions for topics that should be covered?

   (iii) What are the restrictions on including examples from actual
         contemporary scores?  I'm not thinking huge extracts, but maybe
         a couple of bars from a known work just to illustrate how a
         particular thing can be achieved.

    (iv) Anyone interested in helping out with this?

Thanks & best wishes,

    -- Joe

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