Monday, 28 June 2010


I'd just like to point out that I am perfectly aware of how crap I am at
this thing. I promise I will try to do better in the future.

Sunday, 27 June 2010

The more recent past

This is work from the first of the two modules of mysecond year.
For this project I decided to combine my interest in music with my
artistic practice. My main influence during this module was
the piano piece Passaggio by Ludovico Einaudi. I worked with the sheet
music for this piece to create visual work, as well as going in to the
Deep Blue Sound studios to record myself performing the piece.

After hearing a radio programme in which they discussed
the notable differences which occur in different orchestral
renditions of the same piece of music. I used this idea to create
the black lines you now see running across the work. The upper line
is the one I drew whilst listening to Einaudi's original recording
and the lower is from my own recording of the piece. Through
doing this I found areas which ran almost parallel and others
which were very different. I found this an interesting way
in which to analyse the two recordings.

This project also coincided with an Art History module entitled
'The interdisciplinary city' which focused on Vienna in the 1900's. A
household name at the time was composer and conducter Gustav
Mahler, who I instantly became obsessed with. These are just a couple
of pages from my influence book.