I just wrote a Wikipedia article for US artist John De Cesare. However succint, it is nonetheless the most comprehensive overview of his work on the web. This post offers a few graphic representations of musical scores excerpted from a series of 250 drawings De Cesare did between 1948 and 1970.
- Top: The Star-Spangled Banner rendered as architectural project (1966).
- Middle: a compendium of his ‘Space Rule Keys’ system, 1965, with musical notes represented as triangles where height is pitch and length is duration.
- Bottom: his 1956 rendition of Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries (from Die Walküre, 1870) runs on 5 pages, 3 are shown here.