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Keith Jafrate: Graphic Scores

Blue Umber Smoke Grey Rose, Keith Jafrate
Blue Umber Smoke Grey Rose, Keith Jafrate
Abrasions, Keith Jafrate
Abrasions, Keith Jafrate

(c) Keith Jafrate

“The intention of the scores is to give players multiple choices, to attempt to create layers of possible narrative and interpretation which can come into play together or separately, but which are unified by the tone of the image.

Elements, including texts, can supply both graphic and atmospheric suggestions for dynamics, pitch, rhythm etc, which players may blend as they feel appropriate, whether they play details or the whole image. It is intended that the scores be played by groups as well as soloists, and, of course, they can be sung.”

About the Artist

Keith Jafrate is a writer and musician who has composed for a variety of groups since 1988, as well as performing in the UK, North America and Europe. He frequently works with text and the voice, and plays improvised music and jazz.