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LornaLAB: Animated Notation - Open Workshop, Hafnarhús, Saturday 8 september 1-4 p.m.

LornaLAB in collaboration with Reykjavik Art Museum offers a series of workshops in its program of events. Next workshop will focus on Animated Notation, new emerging category of technology based “active” musical notation are now being used by a small number of composers around the world.

Led by composer Jesper Pedersen the workshop will explore examples of this new type of notation using video, live demonstration and audience participation, which take advantage of different media including video, animation, haptics, physical computing, mechanics, robotics, and more. These kinds of notation open up a world of possibilities including interactivity – the score can be affected in real time by the performer or any other input, the reduction of rehearsal time, increased readability of complex rhythmical structures, nonlinearity, real-time generative/algorithmic scores, synchronization of events (sonic, visual, control etc.) and many more.

Jesper Pedersen is an experimental artist with a M.A. in music technology. His animated scores have been performed by Duo Harpverk, Fengjastrútur, Skmendanikka, FagVerk, Katie Buckley, Áshildur Haraldsdóttir, Tinna Þorsteinsdóttir and The Icelandic Symphony Orchestra.,

LornaLAB is a newly founded (late summer 2010) forum for the creative use of technology. Its current function is information, resource and inspiration sharing which has taken the form of lectures, fieldtrips and workshops in its short life to date. Among its members are industrial designers, art theorists, computer scientists, AI researchers, music theorists and new media artists to name a few. For further information visit:

The event takes place in English, is free of charge and open to everyone.


Printed of the web Reykjvik Art Museum, 05.03.2015