What’s a “Sound-Painting”?
I create music in direct response to art.
Trying to render the essence of the artwork into music, I use voice, (prepared) piano, zither, accordion, guitar, celtic harp and percussion. I sound-paint to theatre, visual arts, text, Nature, movement arts and film.
To mark my 52nd birthday, I decided to create “52 sound-paintings” in response to the art of 52 different artists from near and far. Big project. Big fun.
It’s all online here.
Here’s a sound-painting now:
The Why’s and Wherefores?
I created this sound-painting after an Autumnal morning walk. The mist was wafting and swirling slowly on an open field.
Mystical and mysterious, I was imagining the fog faeires in dialogue with the forest ones, so I made a vocal piece with lots of girly vocals swirling about, and an underlay of kalimba (thumb piano) for some magic.
Where you can find the Art and Music:
In the right sidebar (under the fish), you’ll see the featured artists’ names and links. Alternatively, This link takes you to a page with ALL of the artworks in one place.
You’ll notice there’s a wide range of styles and modalities of artworks.
I’ve tried to taylor my musical styles to range with them.
Thanks for popping in: I hope you enjoy this cross-arts project.