on notation [xxxiii]
22" x 28"
Ink on Paper
In visual art, there is most often a directness of communication to the audience. The painter creates a work, and the audience views the work. By contrast, the composer writes the score, the performers interpret the score, and the audience hears that interpretation. Because the focus is on creating sound, the physical work that I, the composer, create is viewed as a tool to produce art. But I always wondered, why can't the score be the work? Why can't the intricate and detailed notations be appreciated for their visual properties? As a composer and visual artist, my work aims to discover the relationship between music and visuals,
unearthing translations and representations of the ephemeral to a static image while maintaining a sense of the musical gestures and motion.