Now that machines can employ their own scores, perhaps it’s a perfect time for scores that are imaginative, graphical, uncertain – human. Graphème is a new magazine celebrating these creations, and one composer is even making the process of printing part of musical creation.
Making instruments, making music overlaps directly with the issue of mapping sound to emotional experience, meaning, and orientation. Let’s listen to Khabat Abas, a musician, composer, sound artist, and instrument maker from Kurdistan-Iraq. She works directly at the crossing of so many of the issues we’ve encountered in the past months – and finds ways to make experimental cellos out of repurposed bombshells.
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