This project investigates the role of different kinds of notation in the performance of music. Rather than viewing notation as standing outside musical reality, this project approaches writing and reading music (in staff notation, tablature, code, braille, or through gesture) as reflecting and constructing musical cultures. Through comparative ethnographic methods, it describes how these notations construct cultural identities, creative interactions between musicians, and ideas about the nature of music itself.
- Project leader: Dr Floris Schuiling
- Duration: 2017-2020
- Funding: Veni grant from the Netherlands Organisation of Scientific Research (NWO)