Three new books in the Music Scores series – #3 Ritornello, #4 Melody Surplus, and #5 Motif – have been published.
Lyon Eun Kwon
The conception of a performance centers on the score, which concretizes and manifests through it. The score is a diary, which organizes, develops, and documents ideas; a plan predicting the future, as well as a form of storage and a mirror that reflects the completed performance. It is also an agency, which mediates between the author and the performer, as well as a guide used by the audience to read the performance. The score sometimes separates itself from the performance, becoming an independent and autonomous artwork. It doesn’t fix itself in one state; it actively engages in dynamic trans formations, slipping through the different space times surrounding the performance. The score moves before and after the present moment of the work, hovering over the performance to look down on its entirety, or going inside the performance to become a part of it. This transformation is ongoing, from the moment the performance begins to form, until even after the point when it is completed.
Published by Workroom Specter
Designed by Sulki and Min
Translated by Sunhye Hwang, Min Oh
English Copyedited by Jo Holmwood
Korean Copyedited by Workroom
Printed and bound by Screengraphic, Paju
First published 2017
ISBN 978-89-94207-85-8 03600
138 × 213 mm