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Proceedings of the 2017 International Conference on Technologies for Music Notation & Representation


This paper discusses the application of action-based music notation, and in particular performer action modeling, to my real-time notation (RTN) work, Terraformation (2016– 17), which uses a combination of common practice notation (CPN), fingerboard tablature, and color gradients.


This paper was presented at TENOR: International Conference on Technologies for Music Notation & Presentation, 2017. It originally appeared online at

Copyright: © 2017 Seth Shafer. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 3.0 Unported, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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