Judy Malloy
Spring Day Notation

Created after a spring walk on a trail through wildflower meadows in Northern California, Spring Day Notation is a small, poetic pastorale presented in response to Medici court composer Alessandro Striggio's magnificent Missa sopra "Ecco si beato giorno", that U.C. Berkeley Professor Davitt Moroney discovered in the Bibliothèque nationale de France in 2005 after a twenty year search and first conducted in 2007 for the BBC Proms at Royal Albert Hall and then conducted in Berkeley in 2008 and 2012, where I first heard it live.

A structural response to the greater "beautiful day" of "Ecco si beato giorno", Spring Day Notation was written as a bouquet to the musician who wrote this beautiful Mass and the musician who recreated it.

A miniature, made in tribute to one of the most extraordinary music experiences of my life, Spring Day Notation could be called a generative hypertext array because rather than the traditional line-by-line approach of generative poetry, it uses a polyphonic approach of moving nodes back and forth across the screen.

Spring Day Notation premiered at the author's retrospective at the 2012 Electronic Literature Organization Conference, June 20-23, 2012