Conductors are performers that must utilize and are limited to movements to facilitate the sounds that audiences perceive as music. Composers, artistic directors, and concert organizers today are growing more attentive to the conductor’s repertoire of ‘normal’ movement, its potential as artistic stimuli, and are framing it to enhance the audience’s perception of a piece or program. In his compositions AMID (2004) and later, Black Box Music (2012), Danish composer Simon Steen-Andersen (1976-) deployed the ‘image of the conductor to play on the audience’s expectations’.  In this analysis, I will examine the role of the conductor in the first of these (later to be termed) ‘hyper-concrete’ works, AMID. 
AMID is scored for seven musicians all employing strictly notated movements. Steen-Andersen has created a scale for each musician from full sound potential (100%) to the musicians’ lowest sound potential (0%). The piece begins in unison and establishes a frame of building up and releasing tension, inhalation and exhalation. As AMID progresses, a dance between polyphonic passages and freezes in motion appears. Steen-Andersen describes it as a ‘movement piece’, in which he used gesture-based notation instead of the more traditional result-based notation. For the conductor this is especially relevant, as according to the composer, ‘If you have a movement piece, you may not realise it right away, but every movement becomes a part of the piece’. 
This score analysis will systematically catalogue the composition’s modular cells and subsequently, the conductor’s movements. The particularities of the piece and its score are first briefly explained, followed by a short description and definition of gesture that will be used throughout the remainder of the analysis. I will then detail the methodology and measurable trends that the analysis revealed. I made this analysis as the first step in a larger case study. Therefore, besides the measurable trends, I will not draw any intermediate conclusions from this analysis per ipsum.
 Simon Steen-Andersen, interview by Thomas R. Moore, November 10, 2019.
 Simon Steen-Andersen, “Behind next to Besides,” RTRSRCH 1, no. 3 (March 2010): 54–57.
 Steen-Andersen, interview.