This site was created as a portal by which I could organize and easily access my research into animated music notation. It eventually became the online version of my literature review and reading list for my in-process PhD at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, made available to friends and advisors only. In the spirit of Páll Ivan Pálsson’s animatednotation.blogspot.com, ubuweb.com, and visualcomplexity.com, I have decided to make animatednotation.com [albeit massively slimmed down for the time-being] available to the public. I consider this site [as well as this field] to be a work-in-progress [thanks to the depth of work out there], and I hope this site will become a place for research, promotion, discussion, and the creation of a global community.
I want to thank my friends in S.L.Á.T.U.R. and Decibel for their valuable input, as well as those who have contributed to the animated notation Facebook group. It is within this community spirit that I humbly ask you to please let me know a) what mistakes need to be fixed (particularly within the ‘works’ and ‘composers’ pages), b) composers who are working in this field that should be represented here, and c) your newest composition/performance/ensemble that might fit in with the nature of this site.
[originally posted 11.21.2013]