LIGHT AND SHARPNESS
This electronic acousmatic piece was inspired by the painting "Light and Sharpness" by Paul Klee (1935).
Klee analysed musical composition methods and translated them into "polyphony painting".
In this piece I have reversed this process taking inspiration from the colours and shapes of his work
to directly effect the sounds and structure of this percussion piece.
Special thanks to the Paul Klee Zentrum, Bern for permission to use the painting -
(Paul Klee, das licht und die Scharfen, 1935, 102, The light and the sharpnesses,
Watercolour and pencil on paper on cardboard, 32 x 48 cm, Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern)
Recent performances include:
- World Premiere: CMMR 2012 International Conference (Queen Mary University of London), as part of the New Resonances 2012 Music Festival and performed at London's Wilton's Music Hall. (See Gallery)
- Atmospheres Festival - Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff 2016
- International Computer Music Conference 2013 - Perth Australia
- New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival 2013.
- Sheffield Univeristy Conference: From Tape to Typedef Compositional Methods in Electroacoustic Music 2013
- Leeds International Music Festival For Innovations in Music Production and Composition 2012
- Anglia Ruskin University - Light and Sharpness Concert - 2013
- Noises of Art - Aberystwyth University and The Courthauld Institute of Art 2013
- Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama as part of ReSound 2012