Multi-sensorial composing practices initiated by Lisa Nelso

Multi-sensorial composing practices initiated by Lisa Nelson

Tuning Scores are a unique way to investigate movement, composition, human behavior, and communication altogether. Tuning Scores are a sensory perceptual dance composition practice that illuminate the basic elements of how one can make live art. The scores are wildly fun and applicable in many contexts, showing how what one sees is inextricably linked to how one sees. Through use of our multiple senses, movement and language, groups of any size can develop a way to work together that is kaleidoscopic, researched, and fascinating. By tuning into our creative habits, our physical inclinations, and the space itself, we develop our image-making as an extension of our own perceptions. We communicate our desires, our imagination, and our memory, in shared image space. And with this material we compose live art together.

Tuning scores can be adapted to widely varying groups of people, offering compositional research to working artists, artistic practice to non-artists, and creative communication skills to groups.

Over the past several years, along with teaching Tuning workshops around the US and internationally, Margit has been developing a context in the Bay Area for the practice of Tuning. Starting in 2018, Lisa Nelson and Margit launched a Tuning Culture Project, organized with Emelia Martinez Brumbaugh (aka Jubilee July), to highlight the ways that Tuning can offer creative understandings and support how culture is made - through artistic practice, and through applying tuning in various cultural contexts.

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More on Tuning
Oral Site Collection of interviews and an anthology of texts with Lisa Nelson

Video Interview with Lisa Nelson by Marlon Barrios Solano at Dance-Tech

Tuning Perception in Action Project, Toronto 2004

Tuning Culture Project 

Tuning Scores writings by MG
Tuning Scores Thesis Chapter

Tuning Scores Log

Tuning Writings 2000 - 2004

Tuning Slope Chapter with Nicholas Sung