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Marcello Mercado
SUMMA – Notations, 2020
HD video de un solo canal,
4min 12sec
stereo 16: 9 black / white

Performance

 

Keywords:

recontextualisation, notations, invention, user culture, participation, dematerialisation, WHYUWWM, decontextualisation, performance, software application/program, human-human (artist interaction), human-computer, human-human (audience interaction), public space, offer a game, visualize, enhance perception, serve as an instrument, mediate, process, transform, store, exchange information, activate, explore, participate, navigate, co-author, leave traces, custom, monitor/screen, projection, sound acoustic, speakers, microphone, mass media, social relations

 

Description:

SUMMA – Notations, 2020

This work explore the possibility to build a «musical-compost» with the debris of some compositions from the classic period rewriting a new kind of notes and system of values.

debris:1. the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up; junk; rubble; detritus
2.broken or torn pieces of something larger
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/british/debris

I have designed 210 Notations or graphemes (symbols that can mean anything and can be combined) that are visual generated by typing a laptop as if it were a normal typography. Each Notation/ grapheme is related with a 1 second- sound. This second is the result of the shrinking time of the total running time of one classical composition:
Some examples:

Notation A = 1 second <= shrink <= of the Mass in B minor by Johann S. Bach (original duration 135 minutes)

Notation B = 1 second <= shrink <= of  Don Giovanni  by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (original duration 175 minutes)

Notation C = 1 second <= shrink <= of Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner (original duration 226 minutes)

By typing on the keyboard emerge a mass of noises.

Jorge Luis Borges’s Aleph is a point in space that contains all other points, where is possible to see «the universe from every angle simultaneously, without distortion, overlapping or confusion«.

The idea is to build a notation and a system that could contains all the compositions with distortion, overlapping and confusion.

Also typing without looking is useful to listen without interruptions.

Materials:

1 projector
1 Laptop (Mac) System OSX connected to the projector
2 Loudspeakers
1 screen or 1 white wall
1 small table

 

Software used:

Audio: Audacity, microKORG, NH4

Graphic: Fontographer 5, Illustrator CS5, Photoshop CS5

Hardware used:

Macbook Pro, NH4

 

Complete Set of Selected Compositions:

 

12. Symphony No. 6 in B minor «Pathetique» – Peter Ilitch Tchaikovsky              Duration 58 minutes

 

13. Otello – Giuseppe Verdi                                      
Duration 2 hours 20 minutes

 

14. Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor «Appassionata» – Ludwig Van Beethoven  Average Duration 23 minutes

 

15. The Marriage of Figaro – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart   
Average Duration 3 hours 20 minutes

 

16. Symphony No. 41 in C major «Jupiter» – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  
Duration 32 minutes  56 seconds

 

17. Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart   
Average Duration 30 minutes

 

18. Well-Tempered Clavier – Johann Sebastian Bach       
Duration 2 hours 33 minutes

 

19. Symphony No. 9 in E minor «From the New World» – Antonin Dvorák

Duration 41 minutes

 

20. Winterreise – Franz Schubert     
Average Duration 70 minutes

 

21. Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major – Johannes Brahms  
Duration 45 minutes

 

22. Piano Concerto in A minor – Robert Schumann   
Average Duration 30 minutes

 

23. String Quintet in C major – Franz Schubert    
Average Duration 55 minutes

 

24. Aida – Giuseppe Verdi  
Duration 1 hour  3 minutes

 

25. Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major «Emperor» – Ludwig Van Beethoven

Duration 37 minutes

 

26. The Nutcracker – Peter Ilitch Tchaikovsky   
Duration  85 minutes

 

27. Messiah – George Frideric Handel
Duration 1 hour 58 minutes  24 seconds

 

28Rite of Spring – Igor Stravinsky
Duration 33 minutes

 

28. Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor – Johann Sebastian Bach             
Average Duration 13 minutes

 

29. Symphony No. 40 in G minor – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart      
Duration 7 minutes 25 seconds

 

30. Symphony No. 4 in E minor – Johannes Brahms   
Average Duration 40 minutes

 

31. The Goldberg Variations – Johann Sebastian Bach   
Duration 1 hour 13 minutes

 

32. A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Felix Mendelssohn   
Duration 30 minutes

 

33. Violin Concerto in E minor – Felix Mendelssohn    
Duration 26 minutes  51 seconds

 

34. Symphony No. 9 in C major «The Great» – Franz Schubert  
Average Duration 55 minutes

 

35. Pictures at an Exhibition – Modest Mussorgsky  
Duration 33 minutes  32 seconds

 

36. Clarinet Quintet in A major «Stadler» – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart   
Average Duration 32 minutes

 

37. Prelude A L’apres Midi D’un Faune – Claude Debussy  
Average Duration 10 minutes

 

38. Symphonie Fantastique – Hector Berlioz  
Duration 55 minutes

 

39. Clarinet Quintet in B minor – Johannes Brahms  
Average Duration 35 minutes

 

40. Petrouchka – Igor Stravinsky  
Duration 35 minutes

 

41. Violin Concerto in D major – Ludwig Van Beethoven   
Duration 25 minutes

 

42. La Boheme – Giacomo Puccini   
Average Duration 2 hours 3 minutes

 

43. Piano Sonata in B minor – Franz Liszt   
Average Duration 30 minutes

 

44. Cello Concerto in B minor – Antonin Dvorák  
Average Duration 40 minutes

 

45. The Four Seasons – Antonio Vivaldi      
Average Duration 50 minutes  50 seconds

 

46. Swan Lake – Peter Ilitch Tchaikovsky      
Average Duration 2 hours 20 minutes

 

47. Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor – Peter Ilitch Tchaikovsky  
Average Duration 35 minutes

 

48. Piano Sonata No. 21 in B flat – Franz Schubert   
Duration 1 hour 15 minutes  55 seconds

 

49. Till Eulenspiegel – Richard Strauss   
Duration 49 minutes

 

50. Symphony No. 8 in B minor «Unfinished» – Franz Schubert  
Average Duration 25 minutes

 

51. Missa Solemnis – Ludwig Van Beethoven    
Average Duration 1 hour 20 minutes

 

52. Messa Da Requiem – Giuseppe Verdi               
Duration 1 hour 21 minutes  34 seconds

 

53. Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor «Moonlight» – Ludwig Van Beethoven

Duration 16 minutes 49 seconds

 

54. Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor – Gustav Mahler     
Duration 1 hour 09 minutes  18 seconds

 

55. Symphony No. 2 in D minor – Jean Sibelius                  
Average Duration 45 minutes

 

56. Requiem – Gabriel Fauré  Average 
Duration 30 minutes

 

57. Madama Butterfly – Giacomo Puccini   
Duration 1 hour 18 minutes

 

58. String Quartet No. 14 in D minor «Death & the Maiden» – Franz Schubert

Duration 54 minutes

 

59. Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor – Sergei Rachmaninoff     
Duration 34 minutes

 

60. La Mer – Claude Debussy     
Duration 23 minutes  32 seconds

 

61. 24 Preludes – Frederic Chopin    
Duration 31 minutes  36 seconds

 

62. Water Music Suite no 1 in F major – George Frideric Handel       
Duration 29 minutes  23 seconds

 

63. Violin Concerto in D major – Johannes Brahms       
Duration 40 minutes

 

64. Piano Quintet in A major «The Trout» – Franz Schubert     
Duration 40 minutes

 

65. String Quartet No. 13 in B flat major and Grosse Fugue – Ludwig van Beethoven   
Average Duration 50 minutes

 

66. Also Sprach Zarathustra – Richard Strauss  
Average Duration 33 minutes

 

67. Violin Partita No. 2 in D minor – Johann Sebastian Bach   
Duration 24 minutes 34 seconds

 

68. Préludes, Book 1 – Claude Debussy     
Duration 36 minutes 18 seconds

 

69. Piano Concerto in A minor – Edvard Grieg     
Average Duration 28 minutes

 

71. Polonaise No. 6 in A flat major «Heroic» – Frederic Chopin           
Duration 7 Minutes 17 seconds

 

72. Symphony No. 2 in C minor «Resurrection» – Gustav Mahler   
Average Duration 80-90 minutes

 

73. Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major – Ludwig Van Beethoven    
Duration 34 minutes

 

74. Symphony No. 10 in E minor – Dmitri Shostakovich                    
Duration 51 minutes

 

75. String Quartet No. 15 in A minor – Ludwig van Beethoven   
Duration 1 hour 07 minutes  21 seconds

 

76. Symphony No. 5 in D minor – Dmitri Shostakovich                    
Average Duration 45 minutes

 

77. String Quintet No. 4 in G minor, K516 – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart     
Average Duration 45 minutes

 

78. Parsifal – Richard Wagner                        
Average Duration 4 hours 15 minutes

 

79. Finlandia – Jean Sibelius                            
Average Duration 4 hours 51 minutes

 

80. Ein Heldenleben – Richard Strauss               
Average Duration 1 hour 3 minutes

 

81. Der Rosenkavalier – Richard Strauss              
Average Duration 3 hours 11 minutes

 

82. Appalachian Spring – Aaron Copland            
Duration 45 minutes

 

83. Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor – Ludwig Van Beethoven      
Average Duration 1 hour 14 minutes

 

84. Boris Godunov – Modest Mussorgsky      
Average Duration 1 hour 5 minutes

 

85. Symphony No. 3 in F major – Johannes Brahms    
Average Duration 1 hour 17 minutes

 

86. La Traviata – Giuseppe Verdi                                      
Average Duration 1 hour

 

87. Carmen – Georges Bizet                                          
Duration 2 hours 38 minutes

 

88. Scheherazade – Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov                 
Duration 1 hour 1 minute

 

89. Die Zauberflote – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart                 
Duration 2 hours 24 minutes

 

90. Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart      
Duration 28 minutes 11 seconds

 

91. Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart      
Average Duration 30 minutes

 

92. Requiem – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart                                           
Duration 50 minutes 12 seconds

 

93. Missa Papae Marcelli – Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina             
Duration 1 hour 15 minutes  55 seconds

 

94. Die Meistersinger – Richard Wagner                                   
Duration 4 hours 17 minutes

 

95. Symphony No. 39 in E flat major – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart       
Duration 10 minutes 45 seconds

 

96. The Creation – Franz Joseph Haydn    
Duration 2 hours 35 minutes

 

97. Sleeping Beauty – Peter Ilitch Tchaikovsky          
Duration 4 minutes 21 seconds

 

98. Symphony No. 7 in E major – Anton Bruckner          
Duration 1 hour 10 minutes

 

99. Romeo and Juliet – Peter Ilitch Tchaikovsky                  
Duration 22 minutes

 

100. Concerto for Orchestra – Béla Bartók                       
Duration 1 hour 16 minutes

 

101. German Requiem – Johannes Brahms                          
Average Duration 1 hour 10 minutes

 

102. Symphony No. 4 in F minor – Peter Ilitch Tchaikovsky     
Average Duration 46 minutes

 

103. Symphony No. 1 in C minor – Johannes Brahms                  
Average Duration 45 minutes

 

104. Piano Quintet in F minor – Johannes Brahms                            
Average Duration 41 minutes

 

105. Serenade No. 13 in G major «Eine Kleine Nachtmusik» – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Average Duration 63 minutes

 

106. String Quartet No. 12 in F major «American» – Antonin Dvorák         
Average Duration 30 minutes

 

107. String Quartet No. 19 in C major «Dissonance» – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 

Duration 31 minutes 12 seconds

 

108. Clarinet Concerto in A major – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart          
Duration 28 minutes

 

109. Violin Concerto in D major – Peter Ilitch Tchaikovsky                    
Duration 35 minutes

 

110. Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor – Johann Sebastian Bach          
Duration 14 minutes

 

111. Symphony No. 9 in D minor – Gustav Mahler                        
Average duration 75-85 minutes

 

112. Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major – Johann Sebastian Bach 

Duration 12 minutes

 

113. Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major – Johann Sebastian Bach

Duration 21 minutes

 

114. Firebird Suite – Igor Stravinsky                                                              

Duration 21 minutes

 

115. Toccata and Fugue in D minor – Johann Sebastian Bach

Duration 9 minutes

 

116. Symphony No. 4 in E flat major «Romantic» – Anton Bruckner 

Duration 1 hour 5 minutes

 

117. Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  

Average duration 25 minutes

 

118. Vespro della Beata Vergine (Vespers of 1610) – Claudio Monteverdi

Average Duration 2 hours 22 minutes

 

119. Symphony No. 4 in A major «Italian» – Felix Mendelssohn

Average duration 26 minutes

 

120. Piano Trio No. 7 in B flat major, Op. 97 «Archduke» – Ludwig van Beethoven  
Average duration 40 minutes

 

121. Requiem Grande Messe des Morts – Hector Berlioz
Duration 1 hour 30 minutes

 

122. War Requiem – Benjamin Britten                                          
Duration 2 hours 12 minutes

 

123. Tosca – Giacomo Puccini                                                       
Duration 1 hour 59 minutes

 

124. Falstaff – Giuseppe Verdi                                                         
Duration 2 hours 8 minutes

 

125. Die Schone Mullerin – Franz Schubert                                       
Duration 1 hour 11 minutes

 

126. Carmina Burana – Carl Orff                                                        
Duration 1 hour 1 minute

 

127. String Quartet No. 2 in D major «Nocturne» – Alexander Borodin    
Duration 1 hour 17 minutes

 

128. Rigoletto – Giuseppe Verdi             
Duration 1 hour 52 minutes

 

129. Glagolitic Mass – Leos Janácek       
Duration 1 hour 3 minutes

 

130. The Barber of Seville – Gioacchino Rossini           
Duration 2 hours 31 minutes

 

131. Rhapsody in Blue – George Gershwin   
Duration 59 minutes

 

132. Cello Concerto in E minor – Edward Elgar         
Duration 1 hour 9 minutes

 

133. Sinfonia Concertante in E flat major – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Duration 10 minutes 45 seconds

 

134. Symphony No. 38 in D major «Prague» – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  

Duration 12 minutes 51 seconds

 

135. Cantata No. 140, Wachet Auf – Johann Sebastian Bach      
Duration 1 hour 4 minutes

 

136. Octet for Strings in E flat major – Felix Mendelssohn       
Duration 2 hours 3 minutes

 

137. String Quartet in C major, Op. 76 No. 3 «Emperor» – Joseph Haydn

Duration 1 hour 6 minutes

 

138. Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis – Ralph Vaughan Williams

Duration 49 minutes

 

139. Violin Sonata in A major – César Franck             
Duration 28 minutes 12 seconds

 

140. Symphony No. 3 in C minor «Organ» – Camille Saint-Saëns      
Duration 52 minutes

 

141. Missa Pange Lingua – Josquin des Prez        
Duration 52 minutes

 

142. Dichterliebe – Robert Schumann          
Duration 1 hour 7 minutes

 

143. Symphony No. 94 in G major «Surprise» – Franz Joseph Haydn   
Duration 54 minutes

 

144. Symphony No. 101 in D major «The Clock» – Franz Joseph Haydn   
Duration 1 hour 15 minutes

 

145. Les Preludes – Franz Liszt  
Duration 2 hours 32 minutes

 

146. Symphony No. 5 in B flat major – Serge Prokofiev   
Duration 57 minutes

 

147. Piano Sonata No. 21 in C major «Waldstein» – Ludwig Van Beethoven

Duration 25 minutes 28 seconds

 

148. Cavalleria Rusticana – Pietro Mascagni   
Duration 1 hour 15 minutes

 

149. Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor – Sergei Rachmaninoff    
Average duration 40 minutes

 

150. Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major – Sergei Prokofiev     
Duration 57 minutes

 

151. Piano Quintet in E flat major – Robert Schumann   
Duration 31 minutes 23 seconds

 

152. Enigma Variations – Edward Elgar   
Duration 1 hour 13 minutes

 

153. Das Leid von der Erde – Gustav Mahler     
Duration 1 hour 17 minutes

 

154. Fantasy in C major «Wanderer» – Franz Schubert        
Duration 1 hour 7 minutes

 

155. Symphony No. 104 in D major «London» – Franz Joseph Haydn   
Duration 1 hour 18 minutes

 

156. Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat major – Franz Liszt      
Duration 18 minutes 49 seconds

 

157. Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini – Sergei Rachmaninoff         
Duration 1 hour 5 minutes

 

158. The Art of the Fugue – Johann Sebastian Bach   
Duration 2 hours 15 minutes

 

159. Symphony No. 5 in E minor – Peter Ilitch Tchaikovsky     
Duration 1 hour 18 minutes

 

160. Daphnis et Chloe – Maurice Ravel             
Duration 1 hour 14 minutes

 

161. Trumpet Concerto in E flat major – Franz Joseph Haydn     
Duration 57 minutes

 

162. Il Trovatore – Giuseppe Verdi            
Duration 1 hour 11 minutes

 

163. Ballade No. 1 in G minor – Frederic Chopin       
Duration 1 hour 20 minutes

 

164. Night on Bald Mountain – Modest Mussorgsky      
Duration 1 hour

 

165. Carnaval – Robert Schumann    
Duration 29 minutes 54 seconds

 

166. Piano Sonata No. 29 in B flat major «Hammerklavier» – Ludwig Van Beethoven  
Duration 29 minutes 4 seconds

 

167. Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25 – Johannes Brahms   
Duration 39 minutes 8 seconds

 

168. Adagio for Strings – Samuel Barber      
Duration 56 minutes

 

169. Violin Concerto in D minor – Jean Sibelius     
Duration 1 hour 7 minutes

 

170. Turandot – Giacomo Puccini        
Duration 1 hour 10 minutes

 

171. Belshazzar’s Feast – William Walton    
Duration 1 hour 8 minutes

 

172. Symphony No. 9 in D minor – Anton Bruckner        
Duration 1 hour 45 minutes

 

173. Faust – Charles Gounod             
Duration 1 hour 6 minutes

 

174. Symphony of Psalms – Igor Stravinsky     
Duration 1 hour 14 minutes

 

175. Lohengrin – Richard Wagner          
Duration 3 hours 19 minutes

 

176. Symphony No. 5 in E-flat major – Jean Sibelius    
Duration 47 minutes

 

177. Mathis der Maler – Paul Hindemith         
Duration 2 hours 11 minutes

 

178. Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor – Frederic Chopin     
Duration 52 minutes

 

179. Sinfonietta – Leos Janácek     
Duration 25 minutes

 

180. Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor – Max Bruch        
Duration 1 hour 11 minutes

 

181. Peer Gynt Suites – Edvard Grieg        
Duration 1 hour 6 minutes

 

182. Symphony No. 1 in D major – Serge Prokofiev   
Duration 13 minutes 50 seconds

 

183. Symphony No. 8 in C minor – Anton Bruckner         
Duration 1 hour 14 minutes

 

184. The Royal Fireworks Music – George Frideric Handel   
Duration 20 minutes 34 seconds

 

185. Violin Concerto No. 2 in B minor – Béla Bartók    
Duration 18 minutes 2 seconds

 

186. Rapsodie Espagnole – Maurice Ravel    
Duration 15 minutes 39 seconds

 

187. Piano Trio No. 1 in B flat major – Franz Schubert   
Duration 40 minutes 29 seconds

 

188. The Planets – Gustav Holst       
Duration 1 hour 9 minutes

 

189. Quartet for Strings no 4, 2nd movement, Prestissimo– Béla Bartók

Duration 2 minutes 42 seconds

 

190. Romeo and Juliet – Serge Prokofiev       
Duration 45 minutes

 

191. Canon – Johann Pachelbel           
Duration 54 minutes

 

192. The Blue Danube – Johann Strauss II   
Duration 1 hour 9 minutes

 

193. Four Coronation Anthems – George Frideric Handel
Duration 2 hours 27 minutes

 

194. String Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Op. 110 – Dmitri Shostakovitch  
Duration 22 minutes 12 seconds

 

195. Verklärte Nacht – Arnold Schoenberg  
Duration 30 minutes

 

196. Caprices (24) for Violin solo, Op. 1: no 5 in A minor – Niccolo Paganini

Duration 2 minutes 17 seconds

 

197. Pelléas et Mélisande – Claude Debussy    
Duration 2 hours 42 minutes  3 seconds

 

198. Trois Gymnopédies – Erik Satie     
Duration 1 hour 11 minutes

 

199. Symphony No. 2 in G major «London» – Ralph Vaughan Williams  
Duration 44 minutes  47 seconds

 

200. Three Places in New England – Charles Ives     
Duration 1 hour 6 minutes

 

201. Variations for Cello and Orchestra on a Rococo theme, Op. 33 – Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky    
Duration  16 Minutes 17 Secs.

 

202. Piano Sonatas #s 42, 48, 49, 50, 51 and 52 – Joseph Haydn  
Duration 80 minutes

 

203. Turandot – Giacomo Puccini   
Duration 2 hours 45 minutes

 

204. Symphony No. 35 in D major «Haffner» –  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Duration 25 minutes 43 seconds

 

205. Symphony No. 36 in C major «Linz» –  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Duration 31 minutes 19 seconds

 

206. Sonata for Violin solo no 1 in G minor – Johann Sebastian Bach    
Duration 13 minutes 45 seconds

 

207. Partita for Violin solo no 1 in B minor – Johann Sebastian Bach     
Duration 19 minutes 37 seconds

 

208.  Partita for Violin solo no 3 in E major – Johann Sebastian Bach     
Duration 13 minutes 37 seconds

 

209. Sonata for Violin solo no 2 in A minor – Johann Sebastian Bach    
Duration 18 minutes 44 seconds

 

210. Sonata for Violin solo no 3 in C major – Johann Sebastian Bach    
Duration 30 minutes 21 seconds