FORMS - Generative Visual Music Quartet

Composed by
Santiago Vilanova
string quartet
With electronics
Music and...
Visual arts
Computer assisted composition, Other
Work premiered
May 2021
Venue of the premiere
CosmoCaixa Barcelona, Barcelona (Spain)
16 minutes

FORMS – String Quartet is a live multimedia performance for string quartet, electronic music and panoramic visuals, based on the idea of “image sonification”.

The live musicians interpret a series of graphic scores that in turn build up the visual scenography, offering the audience the experience of being able to anticipate the “music to come”.

These graphic scores, together with the spectrograms that build the electronic music layer of the piece, have been created using software tools developed by the composer.

The result is a unique performance that blends together music, science, art and technology.

graphic notation