S-notation: A complete musical notation system for scratching and sample music derived from "Theory of Motions"
2016 (English)In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Technologies for Music Notation and Representation - TENOR2016 / [ed] Richard Hoadley, Dominique Fober, Chris Nash, Cambridge, UK, 2016, 50-57 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
In this paper, we present and discuss S-notation for sample-based music, and particularly for DJ scratching and turntablism. Sonnenfeld developed S-notation based on his Theory of Motion where scratch music is seen as constructions of concurrent musical gestures (motion parameters), and not only turntable actions. The detailed symbolic notation was inspired by traditional musical notation, and among its advantages it covers current musical needs, it can be read and played live in performance, it provides a tool for composers to convey musical ideas, it can be expanded towards new styles and techniques, and it is generalizable to other types of sample-based music. In addition to motion parameters, the new notation system involves an analysis of the sampled sound. Finally, S-notation is also applicable for documenting and for teaching situations.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cambridge, UK, 2016. 50-57 p.
Computer and Information Science Music
Research subject Other research area
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-30079ISBN: 978-0-9931461-1-4OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-30079DiVA: diva2:931550