A score for eight hands and four piano’s in 3 parts, 2016

Reverse notation grew out of my on going collaboration with the pianist John Snijders on a sound score for one piano entitled Three Five Part Inventions.

The realm of Reverse Notation is to explore the inverse of the process of authoring a scored work of sound, in which one applies coded signs to a blank manuscript so as to create a set of instructions for one or a number of instruments.

Within Reverse Notation however I begin with a manuscript that shows all possible notes within three octaves as a series of regular constant sounds, delineated here as a series of thick horizontal lines upon a series of finer horizontal lines that denotes the keys, E, D, C, B, A, G, F, E, D, C, B, A, G, F, E, D, C, B, A, G, F and the concomitant # keys.

I then whiteout notes in quick succession until I have arrived at a final series of dynamic linear relationships.