subNOTE

Isabel de Urquia Lara

Isabel de Urquia Lara's subNOTE is a project exploring graphic notation for Moog's Subharmonicon synthesizer. Analog modular synthesizers have been around since the 1960s and there is still no efficient way of notating compositions and performances for them. Their unique possibilities as musical instruments have always rendered standard musical notation insufficient. subNOTE proposes a hands-on graphic solution consisting of a stencil and a set of instructions based on codes, colors, and visuals.
As a test, the three-part composition Pilot was created and interpreted by users with no previous experience with the instrument.

Isabel de Urquia Lara

Where do you see yourself in 20 years?

Pursuing passionate work in a way that is both ecologically and economically sustainable, while allowing me to have frequent margaritas with my cat.

What was the most challenging experience during your studies?

Probably working and studying at the same.

What advice would you give to students who just started studying in your programme?

To use the studios and equipment of the arsenal.

How are you going to celebrate your graduation?

With friends and family here in Berlin and in Madrid next week!

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