For Electric Guitar, Electric Bass and Drum Kit (Chinese Character for Instrument)
Graphic score / Visual poem / Text score
Materials / Instrumentation / Performers
Electric Guitar, Electric Bass, Drum Kit
Score / Notes
"Chinese Character for Instrument" is a series of graphic scores/visual poems/text scores.
All elements of scores consist of zoomed, reversed and/or superimposed Chinese characters (Mincho-tai font) which only express the instrumentation as their titles describe. If the tile is "For Piano," the word "Piano" is translated in Chinese Characters, only the characters are used in the score. They must include our understandings about the instrumentation/instrument visually because Chinese character is ideogram.
Though there are no instructions for musical performances because these scores are autonomous works and self-referential instructions on themselves, musical interpretations are encouraged.
These pieces are intermedia among graphic score, visual poetry and text score, the method of visual poetry connects the idea of graphic score with text score.
(ADACHI Tomomi, August 2011)