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Faerie’s Aire and Death Waltz. The most viral sheet music in existence. Which may or may not be true. More likely the latter. But nonetheless, John Stump has a curious talent for creative app…

A musical score called "Spiral Galaxy" by George Crumb. One of his many unusual and artful musical scores. Supposedly, it's a real composition which is playable by experienced musicians.

Credit: sounduk George Crumb's The Magic Circle of Infinity. Written in 1973, George Crumb's Makrocosmos is the exploration of a piano's seemingly infinite sounding possibilities. The Magic Circle of Infinity which completes the second part of Makrocosmos' first volume, recalls the instrument's boundless sound opportunities in its title and circular shape. Listen to a per…

Graphic music scores - in pictures

Crumb - Twelve Fantasy-Pieces after the Zodiac for Amplified Piano With so many notes, this score would be difficult for any pianist to read if it was laid out simply on the page. Luckily, this piece by Crumb also contains three detailed pages of instructions, with movements including Primeval Sounds, Crucifixus and Spiral Galaxy.

Memorial coming Leonids, from George Crumb "Makrokosmos" "The Magic Circle of Infinity [Leo]" No.

Notations 21: 165 Musicians Visualize Sheet Music in Unusual Ways  by Maria Popova - via Brainpickings - Notations 21 explores visualizing music. Inspired by John Cage’s iconic 1968 Notations and originally released for its 50th anniversary, the ambitious 320-page volume by Theresa Sauer and Mark Batty Publishers reveals how 165 composers and musicians around the world are experiencing, communicating and reconceiving music visually by reinventing notation.

Notations 21: Musicians Visualize Sheet Music in Imaginative Ways Inspired by John Cage

Would love this over our piano.  Unfortunately, the person who does it is Russian and I can't read the website.

People Two bring sheet music to life with illustrations: check out the bus and camel!

図形楽譜(もしくは図形譜、Graphic Notation)とは、五線譜などの定形化された記譜法を使用せず、楽曲をコード化・視覚

The Guidonian Hand. I always thought this looked pretty cool. I'm really glad we don't use solfege like this any more though, lol!

Sheet Music for George Crumb, “Makrokosmos” But with the Intimate Enemy score

George Crumb’s Twin Suns, a musical composition part of Makrokosmos Volume II. Oh those crazy cats of C composition


I really want to bring my piano somewhere in the woods all by myself and play music from the soul. Arwen's Vigil, the Piano Guys.