A “partition” (score) is a special representational form. It is linked to instructions for action and looks forward rather than backward: to the planning of a forthcoming event. The “open score” goes one step further: it articulates the process of producing new realities and their indeterminacy. In his latest publication, Christopher Dell sketches an “open-ended city score.” The term does not refer to a representation of urban sound texture, nor is the city interpreted in an aestheticizing or musicprogramming sense. Instead, urban processes are rendered visible in a new form, by deploying a musical mode of spatial conception as a filter and perspective. For temporality and the dimension of action are vital components in unveiling the visual structures of phenomena in urban practice.

Lars Müller Publishers


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design, diagramme, processus, arts, plan, représentation, urbanisme, notation, performance, musique, citoyenneté, improvisation

Design, Diagramm, Prozess, Stadtentwicklung, Plan, Präsentation, Musik, Notation, Performanz, Kunst, Citoyenneté, Improvisation