Wednesday, August 15, 2012

mystifying "music"

what it is: mystifying "music"
where i found it: not sure

tom johnson's imaginary music #65

Somehow or another I came across this Chinese site, where you can see a variety of mystifying musical notations. Most of the scores are interesting to look at, some even beautiful. I guess the obvious question for pretty much every one of them is "what the hell would this sound like?"

Along the same trajectory I managed to find this PDF of a Fluxus "workbook", a compendium of conceptual compositions, often ridiculous and/or grueling. I hope every person who reads this performs at least one of them, even if they're alone in their bedroom.