The first work to discuss is by Anders Lind from Sweden. Below you will find three videos. The first two are concert recordings of his work: “Voices of Umeå: Everybody Scream!!!”. The third is a presentation for this symposium describing Anders’ aparoach on animated notation.
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Anders himself writes about the work: ”
Everybody Scream!!! was the grand final composition made within the artistic research project Voices of Umeå, initiated and conducted by Swedish composer and senior artistic lecturer Anders Lind. The composition is divided in eight movements with a total duration of 45 minutes and composed for large crowd of citizens using their voices, three interactive instruments (Voices of Umeå: Singing Instruments!!) and electronics (prerecorded sounds of voices from the citizens). The premiere performance was held in May 2014 at Norrlandsoperan in Umeå, Sweden as a part of the Umeå 2014 European Capital of Culture programme. Approximately 200 citizens, including school children participated in the performance. An animated music notation system (the Max Maestro) conducted five of the eight movements of the composition (1, 2, 4, 6, 7). The ambition was to facilitate a performance, where anybody regardless their musical background could participate and contribute to a unique and still highly artistic musical expression.