what we do: We make recording+score videos of modern compositions and post them to our YouTube channels Score Follower, Incipitsify & Mediated Scores and we are doing this completely aboveboard; i.e., we ask permission from all appropriate parties, including composers, performers, publishers, & record companies.
why we do it:
We are dedicated to the dissemination of new music & score study for educational and divulgation purposes. Our goal is to provide access to a type of experience (viewing a score while listening to the recording) only otherwise available to the privileged (students/faculty who happen to be affiliated with a university that has a large catalogue of new music scores). Not only are we providing this access by posting our featured works on a major [free] platform like YouTube, but we are streamlining the tedious process of contacting composers, obtaining the media, and turning pages at the right time. Instead, our viewers may simply click a link, experience the piece, and appreciate the musician’s abilities to communicate, interpret, and execute these unusual sounds. Finally, we hope that our efforts are extending the interest of new music on a global scale. Because of us, people who were on the fence about new music are now listening, and because of us, those who were already listening are becoming increasingly inspired.
how to contribute
Submit works to be considered for incipitsify!
- Submission should include a PDF score and (preferably) lossless audio file.
- Score should be unpublished or permission must be obtained from rights holder.
- Permission from any Mechanical Rights holder (record company) for use of audio.
- Chamber works without large vertical system heights are preferred due to the viewing format. Orchestral works are typically not possible.