About Animated Notation Dot Com

updated 2.1.2015 by rrs


animatednotation.com [ANDC] was created by composer Ryan Ross Smith in order to document the emerging field of animated music notation [a subset of dynamic scoring], and to situate the discourse within a broader historical context.

In the spirit of this field, ANDC provides me with a forum to share my research in as close-to-realtime as possible, to provide a platform by which a global dialogue can take place in a centralized location, and finally, given the speed at which new and novel approaches to animated notation occur, ANDC will hopefully provide a more-flexible approach to scholarship than traditional formats, and necessarily so. Thank you for visiting!

What is Animated Notation? [the quick and dirty explanation]

Animated notation is a subset of dynamic scoring that features perceptible contact and intersection between elements in a notational fashion.

Why animate notation?

Plenty of reasons, including alternative approaches to generating rhythmic complexity, electroacoustic synchronicity, open/modular form, among others. Please visit the 'Composers' page to learn more.

About the author:

animatednotation.com is run by composer Ryan Ross Smith out of his apartment in Troy, NY. Ryan is currently a PhD student [ABD] in Electronic Arts at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he is studying with Pauline Oliveros, Michael Century, and Curtis Bahn. His compositional work can be found at ryanrosssmith.com.