The work combines graphic score and music notation, representing consensual visual and standard music composing. The graphic score will allow the user to play with the visual combinations or change the agreed representation. For Simulasi #1, I simulate the producing sound process using the graphic score method and approach on the internet remix culture. I have categorized the symbols to annotate the variety of sound sources and to map the visual landscape of my composition later. Further, I’d like to experiment with whether the method can create a new possibility of composing and reading the sound.
My work focuses on exploration and findings ranging from sound, body, visual experimentation, and collaborative work across disciplines. When we talk about sound, we can see how the duration, appearance, motion, light, and events work in composition. Sound contains a diversity of complex elements, which are particularly apparent in the variety of sound discourses in Indonesia due to the different cultures and traditions on each island.
I am interested in revisiting the relationship between the management of sound works in a certain area and how sound has been experimented with in graphic score practices. In the graphic score, we can play with the visual combination or change the notes in the general notation by using symbols or visuals that have been agreed upon.
Theo Nugraha (b. Samarinda, April, 1992) is an artist, curator, and organizer from Samarinda. He has been a part of the Indonesian experimental sound scene since 2013. His discography contains almost 200 releases. He is the co-founder of the HEX Foundation and one of the initiators of Extended.Asia, an online platform for sound and visual artists. In addition, he is part of muarasuara.id which is a platform that focuses on sound experimentation. He also works as a co-curator of the Samarinda City Museum. Theo is also active in a visual experimentation group with Milisifilem Collective, performance art at 69 Performance Club, and is the editor of EXT.ASI.PLAY (play.extended.asia).