[Menvi-discuss] braille transcription inquiry

Bettie Downing bnbdowning70 at embarqmail.com
Sun Dec 16 15:35:26 EST 2012

I can send you a piece of music that is orchestrated (braille).  Either a Haydn string quartet or a symphony and you can see what it looks like.  I don't know if you're visually impaired.  If you are you can get the piece embossed or if you are sighted you can see the ink print.  My e-mail address is this:

bnbdowning70 at embarqmail.com

On Dec 16, 2012, at 1:59 PM, richardtaesch at menvi.org wrote:

> Hello Moe,
> How wonderful that you are including braille music literacy in your fine
> project!
> At this time, I myself am unable to help, but I have copied your request
> to our MENVI discussion list at "Music Education Network for The Visually
> Impaired.
> There are numerous members, including transcribers that may be able to
> write to you off list, and possibly provide the help that you are seeking.
> You may find our site interesting as well, and perhaps find some links of
> value to your project.
> Most sincerely,
> Richard Taesch
> SCCM Braille Music Division
> MENVI HQ - wwww.menvi.org
> ______________________________________________________________________
>> Hello richard. My name is Moe thomas. I am a conceptual sculpture in
>> oakland ca, and am in need of help. I wish to transcribe a Bela Bartok
>> piece into flat braille notation so as to make a piece. I have researched
>> this a great deal and your name keeps popping up. Do you think this can be
>> done. I understand that this braille music takes up much more space in the
>> translation and may need to modify the entire piece into strings or wind
>> for logistic purposes. I intend to use wood or composite in making an
>> exact replica of the piece for a gallery exhibition in san francisco,
>> quite possibly a tester of sorts for a much larger scale piece int he
>> future of Beethovens' 5th, complete and in layers of the entire
>> orchestra....with lighting, now I am getting ahead of myself but my ideas
>> are never easy to achieve and this one is daunting to say the least. I
>> know you are a busy man, as am I, but i hope you can find the time to
>> assist me in the most beautiful of an endeavor.
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