Graphic Scores

The sensitive and exciting music of Howard Hersh belongs in the American canon.

Pauline Oliveros

Unless preceded by concert credits, audio excerpts are MIDI realizations.

Three Songs on Poems of Apollinaire

Graphic scores for soprano and six instruments (flute, clarinet, percussion, violin, viola, and cello) (1988), open duration

Three large pages that combine traditional and graphic notation. Each provides material (and a visual analog) for one of the songs: I – Montparnasse, II – Hôtel, and  III – Océan de Terre. Their structure can be improvised by the performers, or organized in advance.

Program note

Concert recording, Anna Carol Dudley, soprano; Music Now, Howard Hersh

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Océan de Terre