Discussion and sharing of ideas, resources, etc. on the interface of LMA and music.
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Hej Dawn, I’m interested.
In a way this touches my research in which I am working on applying the so-called Effort Graph notation system (part of the Laban Movement Analysis) to the expression of inner values of a person, so what you get is a subjective understanding and experience, caused by hearing music and text. I am not applying Effort Graph to analyse physical movement, but my intention here is something quite different. I am applying the Effort Graph system to the expression of inner values of a person, so it is a subjective understanding and experience, caused by hearing e.g. a lyrical song.
The same laws of measure and direction used in music and architecture are used in analyzing the art of movement, and we know Laban used that as his starting point when developing his principles and fundamentals.
Laban’s point of departure was the Pythagorean models ( and the rules/laws of architecture). He gave us all the ingredients, only until now nobody thought about this opportunity.
I simply translated the word “movement” in movement analysis into “inner function” analysis. My novelty has to be an univocal system of notating, like Effort Graph is for any movement c.q. dance. I am working on it.
Interested in the relationship between space harmony/dissonance and tonal harmony/dissonance, and the idea of organic rhythm vs metric rhythm