MSAC Individual Artist Award (IAA)2020
Artist StatementI am a composer, percussionist and improvisor. My work explores the intersection between music notation, improvisation, and technology. I compose hand-drawn scores using invented or "unsystematic" music notation. The notation extends elements of conventional Western notation in order to invite performers to interpret it creatively. I don’t provide instructions for interpretation because I would like the performers to create their own systems and interpretations of my notation. In both live and studio work I often process audio using computer software such as Max and Logic. I like that my main tools are a pen, a computer, and some drums.
Will Redman is a composer, percussionist, and teacher. His music has been performed, broadcast, and written about in the U.S. and abroad. Will’s compositions employ confounding extensions and extrapolations of traditional music notation in order to elicit radical interpretation by the performers. Excerpts from his composition Book appear in the anthology Notations 21 and Music After the Fall. Will is Assistant Professor of Music Technology at Towson University.