PIMENTA: LEONARDO IN LOCARNO

MS 5523
MS Short Title PIMENTA: LEONARDO IN LOCARNO
Text EMANUEL DIMAS DE MELO PIMENTA: LEONARDO IN LOCARNO, CONCERTO IN VIRTUAL NOTATION
Description Emanuel Dimas de Melo Pimenta: Leonardo in Locarno, music for urban spaces in virtual and graphic notation MS and virtual reality plotter graphics, based on drawings by Leonardo da Vinci, in English on paper, Locarno, Switzerland, 2007. 1 p. 30x40 cm, 2 lines in cursive script from James Joyce: Finnegans Wake and Shakespeare: King Lear, virtual notation, illuminated in gold, red and black, composer's logo in red cuneiform, autograph, signed 3 times. With additional 7 pp 30x42 cm of the executive score in graphic notation for sectors A to G in multi colours, each signed.
Context MSS 5523, 5525-26 are all in virtual notation by Emanuel Pimenta.
Provenance 1. Emanuel Pimenta, Locarno (2007-2014); 2. Gift from the composer, June 2014. Context: MSS 5523, 5525 and 5526 are all in virtual notation by Emanuel Pimenta.
Commentary

The concert was composed as the official celebration of the 500 years of the only building in Locarno by Leonardo da Vinci. The concert lasted for seven days, with sounds distributed all over Locarno. The audience had to walk about the city and build the music inside each person through the discovery of the sounds.

In a mail of 23.6.2014 the composer reveals his process in making a score: Firstly, I "enter" inside a virtual environment and draw with my hand movements. Then, a plotter, which is a robot, draws on paper. After that, there is another human intervention: I paint in the three pre-historic colours gold, red and black at some points, creating a new visual structure. Each colour is painted with imprecision, with the movements of my hands. The entire process is a relation between man and machine. Then two lines are written with graphite pencil in my calligraphy, random excerpts from the seven most important books in my life: Shakespeare, Joyce, Pessoa, Camoes, Flaubert, Dante, and Borges. Each time a sentence is used in a score, it is erased from the book. In the end, these books will be empty. One of the other elements in my works is in Zen aesthetics.

Published Four more scores from Leonardo are published in: Virtual Notations 1980-2010. The music of Emanuel Dimas de Melo Pimenta, Charleston, 2010, pp. 310-319.
Place of origin Locarno, Switzerland
Dates 2007

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