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Composer Seminar - Elaine Gould

28/11/2011 (16:30-18:00)

Composer seminar: Preparing materials for performance: Examining some 20th century practices and finding appropriate notation solutions

Elaine Gould



Elaine Gould has been Senior New Music Editor at Faber Music since 1987, in which capacity she has edited the complex and varied scores of such composers as Oliver Knussen, George Benjamin, Jonathan Harvey, Julian Anderson and Thomas Adès. Elaine studied music at Birmingham University before becoming a freelance copyist in 1980. She worked for several leading British music publishers, specialising in scores and parts of contemporary music as well as orchestral and choral reductions.

Elaine has a keen interest in the communication of notation to the practising musician. It was a strong desire to raise standards of notation and presentation in the industry, particularly of orchestral material, that was the driving force for embarking on writing a new reference book. Published in January this year, Behind Bars: The Definitive Guide to Music Notation is designed as a comprehensive reference resource for editors, copyists, type-setters, students and composers. It is the only substantial book of its kind to be published for 30 years. Endorsed by Simon Rattle, it has been received to considerable critical acclaim by the musical press. Behind Bars has been shortlisted for the Music Industry Association's Music Awards 2011 (Printed Music Awards, Best Classical Publication). For further information see www.behindbarsnotation.co.uk.


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