As I was exploring graphic scores, I came across one that really inspired me:
This is Kwi - drawing the air, a representation of an electronic piece. What inspired me was there isn't an obvious line or path to trace - there are many within the collage, and which line you follow depends on what draws your gaze - which colour, which shape, which pattern? It's collagic nature really struck me, as my map/graphic score plan is also based on collage. It made me think about other elemts I could include in the score - not only parts from maps, but also excerpts of brochures, newspapers - anything with strong links to St Ives.
While 'drawing the air' is just a representation of sound, I'd like my score to be instructive, to inspire performance, not just accompany a fixed piece. So, how shall I turn the collagic elements into information for the performer? Or shall I leave the musical interpretation completely up to them?
More thoughts later...