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We have about 25 pieces represented in one or another level of specificity by drawings, designs, notations, structural patterns and scores.  When we say "score" we are referring to something in a graphic medium, mostly on paper, that lets us move from mental images to stage action that can be performed.  Usually it's an idea that a performer or performers could not, or would not do without the graphic interpolation.  In some cases they look sloppy and incomplete, haphazard and raggedy – because they are working documents shuffled around in rehearsals, not meant for display.  They contain notations designed differently for different ideas.  For others to appreciate them or even see what they are we often are invited to narrate, demonstrate and illustrate.  A room with a large chalkboard and lots of table tops or clean floor will have us all hovering over spread-out sheets and rolls of paper, and drawing rather precisely with chalk. 


HERE FOLLOWS A SELECTION:


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    INTRODUCTION: SCORES AND GRAPHIC NOTATIONS
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Prepared table for Redundant Workers' Song of Obsolescence, from Likety Split and Other Forms of Collapse, Lisa Fay
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Redundant Workers' Song of Obsolescence, from Likety Split and Other Forms of Collapse, Lisa Fay, score page 02
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Redundant Workers' Song of Obsolescence, from Likety Split and Other Forms of Collapse, Lisa Fay, score page 03
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Likety Split2.  TIME AND TIME AGAIN: STRUCTURE DIAGRAM NOTES
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3.  TIME AND TIME AGAIN: DIALOGUE STRUCTURE NOTES
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4.  TIME AND TIME AGAIN: PIVOT POSSIBILITIES FOR ENDING SECTION
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5.  ‘napse: SCORE INSTRUCTIONS AND NOTES
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6.  ‘napse: SCORE PAGE 3
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7.  ‘napse: SCORE PAGE 4
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THREE PINK MEN Play Tiddly-Winks at Half-Past Five, score excerpt
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9.  SECOND OPINION: 3-D SCORE STRUCTURE FOR PIVOTS OF SCENES
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10.  BUNRAKU: SCORE PROTOTYPE with legend
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11.  HUNG: SCORE PAGE 9
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12.  MIME TRIO: SCORE STRUCTURE NOTES
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13.  MIME TRIO: SCORE PAGES 5 and 6
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14.  MIME IS NO OBJECT: partial SCORE KEY 1. 
Work of drawing twenty-foot score by Deborah Langerman of United Mime Workers, 1980
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15.  MIME IS NO OBJECT: partial SCORE KEY 2. 
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16.  QUARTET: GEOMETRY FOR PIVOT STRUCTURE
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17.  QUARTET: STRUCTURE AND NOTES
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18.  QUARTET: RELATIONS OF SCENE SEGMENTS
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19.  TAILOR SHOP: SCORE NOTES
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20.  OPERA, FUSSPOT’S HOMEWORK: SCORE EXCERPT FOR GROUP MOVEMENT
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21.  HOME FRIES: SCORE PAGES 1 AND 2
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Quintets for a Quartet, excerpt of The Wedding sequence score
Quintets, The Wedding