Ad Libitum / Scripps College Press

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Identifier: FA.B80.1295
Object type: Books
Dimensions: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations ; 16 cm
Creation dates: 2012
Contributor: Kitty Maryatt
Published by: Scripps College Press
Was created in: Claremont
Subjects: composers, music
bi-fold binding covered in blue Japanese bookcloth. This is copy no. 73 in an edition of 111 copies. Signed in back by all the composers, including Tara Godzich, Hiliary Green, Siwaraya Rochanahusdin, Joel Freeman, Joade Finlinson, Sydney Brown, Tayler Miller, and Lauren Sampson with the help of Prof. Kitty Maryatt. "This musical book was composed, printed and bound by eight lively students in the Typography and the Book Arts class. The elegant typeface Centaur was used in 12 pt. for the text, which was printed by letterpress on luscious Nideggen paper. The text was first printed as a song cycle and then presented again as musically animated texts enlivened by graphic performance directions. The colorful graphics were hand-carved into linoleum, or drawn by hand and made into photopolymer printing plates. The dominant colors used were blues, reds and browns. The song cycle was printed as a single signature, while the performative section was bound as an accordion-fold. the bi-fold binding was covered in a Japanese bookcloth." -colophon "The students were asked to create a song cycle based on songs that were important to them, using them as a device to capture strong memories. By looking further at Theresa Sauer's books, Notations 21, published in 2009, and other notational books, they developed graphic imagery as an aid to performing their song. We encourage you to read their song cycle aloud as a musical performance." - from Intro