The Digital Score team have established a concert ensemble specialising in the interpretation, realisation and sharing of digital scores from a range of musicians across the planet. We commission new works, presents masterclasses and workshop student work-in-progress. The ensemble provides core instrumentalists and is augmented by local musicians giving them hands-on experience with digital score creativity and musicianship.

Each concert is different and can be designed to fit the needs of a venue. The theme of this concert series is Typology of Digital Scores (from animated to AI). Here is a typical programme for a 60-minute concert:

  • Variations 1 John Cage and Decibel Ensemble. (any number of players)
  • Kvartett no. 8, Guðmundur Steinn Gunnarsson (Iceland) - for quartet of musicians (non fixed instrumentation) (2011) LINK
  • Study no. 31.3 Animated Score for 12 (strings and winds or non-fixed) Ryan Ross Smith (2013) LINK
  • The Plumber Craig Vear. Movement 1 from Hypermedia Concerto for cello and digital score LINK
  • Plurality Spring Paul Turowski and Simon Hutchinson, for improvising ensemble
  • Presentation of Student digital score A (optional)
  • Presentation of Student digital score B (optional)
  • Cyberiad for Braitenberg robots and improvising ensemble
  • Jess+ for AI robot arm, EEG brainwave reader and soloist. LINK
  • Solaris for AI Jazz Quartet. Performed by Craig Vear. Created by Craig Vear and Fabrizio Poltronieri.

Technical Rider

The DigiScore Ensemble travels relatively light and requires only a minimal amount of tech to support a concert. For a typical concert we would require the following tech support:

  • Stage large enough for 10 instrumentalists
  • Large projector and screen. HDMI input (positioned behind the ensemble)
  • Large TV screen for onstage monitoring. 40-60inch HDMI input (mirroring the projected image)
  • Stereo full range speakers (positioned downstage of ensemble)
  • Mixing desk large enough for the ensemble (typically 8-16 analogue channels)
  • Selection of microphones for the ensemble (if space is too large for acoustic sounds)
  • 2 small monitors for on stage
  • 4 small tables and armless comfortable chairs for each performer
  • Small guitar amp (TBC)
  • 3 electric points on stage (we will bring all extensions)
  • Some lighting to add performance atmosphere (optional)