Scored Score

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Scored Score

I’m pretty pleased with this image. It took me a day to score each line before I folded it. Using a bonefolder and 30cm plastic ruler, plastic because I was worried I’d catch the edge of a metal rule on the paper.

Thinking about the language that I use with paper and the language used in musical composition. The obvious one being scoring and score.

It turns out the word score has many definitions:

score (skôr, skōr)
n.
1. A notch or incision, especially one that is made to keep a tally.

2. Sports & Games
a. A usually numerical record of a competitive event: keeping score.
b. The total number of points made by each competitor or side in a contest, either final or at a given stage: The score stood tied in the bottom of the ninth inning.
c. The number of points attributed to a competitor or team.

3. A result, usually expressed numerically, of a test or examination.

a. An amount due; a debt.
b. A grievance that is harbored and requires satisfaction: settle an old score.

4. A ground; a reason.
5. A group of 20 items.
6. scores Large numbers: Scores of people attended the rally.

7. Music
a. The notation of a musical work.
b. The written form of a composition for orchestral or vocal parts.
c. The music written for a film or a play.

8. Slang
a. The act of securing an advantage, especially a surprising or significant gain: “He had dropped out of school and gone for that quick dollar, that big score” (Peter Goldman).
b. The act or an instance of buying illicit drugs.
c. A successful robbery.
d. A sexual conquest.

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