I have been looking at the way speed effects the way I experience the natural environment. So much land in West Texas is behind a barbed wire fence that I usually observe it from the window of a car traveling at 80mph. It's a visual experience where the shoulder of the road is a blur and things don't really come into focus until you look out over the range land. I have begun to photograph, draw and paint this effect with the intention of using these drawn rhythms to create musical compositions.
Another score investigating the land when I am in motion.
While in residence at Caldera Arts in Sisters, Oregon I created a series of drawings and collages. Only 6x6" square these pieces will become scores that integrate musical notation for melody lines with the drawn rhythms found in the Central Oregon landscape. Using vintage ukulele sheet music as place holders, I've begun mapping the compositions.
Musical score for 4 hands.
Duet for piano and drawing instrument.
Score for string instrument, wind instrument, (3) drawing instruments.
Score for bass, wind instrument, (2) drawing instruments.