sound lines / drawing scores workshop

Concept by John and Evelyn Grzinich
Held October 1-5th 2012 in Prague CZ

In this workshop we explored a series of combinations and intersections between drawing, gesture and sonic representation. We began by working with the components of sound and drawing separately, then slowly integrated both into a single process. The central aspect of our explorations of both sound and drawing revolved around gesture, that is, how we position and move the body as an instrument for improvisation.

[fve]http://vimeo.com/52022722[/fve]

The video above was the final exercise and an attempt at developing a scored work. The score for this piece was:
– 5 “recorders” (players generating marks and sounds through gestural motifs)
– 5 “stations” on one large piece of paper
– each station has a randomly chosen gestural motif: spiral, horizontal, symmetry, continuous, vertical
– 5 minutes at each station focusing on its motif

Each pencil was fitted with a microphone to amplify the micro-gestural sounds then synchronized and layered afterward. This exercise was part of a slowly evolving concept of the workshop whole. Although it was our final exercise it felt more like the beginning of a more complex process we intend to investigate further.

The workshop was sponsored by SoundExchange
and was hosted by Školská 28

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