One more story from my friend Wim Hoogewerf for today. He says:
Last sunday I assisted at the first performance of Hector Parra’s Hypermusic Prologue by the Ensemble InterContemporain at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris.
A 500-page score, a real engraver’s nightmare (have a look at the picture above!) taken care of by Canadian copyist Katherine Anderson, an extremely advanced Sibelius user. The last four weeks I gave her a helping hand, just as did some other sympathic copyists in Paris and the UK. I have never done complex stuff like this in Sibelius before — but the program never abandoned us.
The picture above is of a page of the composer’s manuscript for this new work, described as A Projective Opera in Seven Planes. The picture is taken from this YouTube video. The Ensemble InterContemporain has a YouTube channel with lots of other videos about this unusual piece, and lots more information is available at their web site (in French; robotic translation here).