Why finishing a piece is sometimes the hardest part
In the final stage of my Cy Twombly project, I use purpose-made collages as tools for composition.
As part of my research for my Cy Twombly project, A Sketchbook of Mushrooms, I did quite a bit of thinking about how the specific elements of the artworks I was working with could directly translate into musical material. We had a session with composer John Woolrich for our All Composers workshop class which focused [...]
On the benefits of mess-making as a compositional process, a work-in-progress post on A Sketchbook of Mushrooms
In the second of my Cy Twombly project sketches, I consider musical white space as a low-contrast element and how Twombly’s smudges and smears can be seen as amplifying white space.
I consider possible musical equivalents for smudges and smears in Cy Twombly’s Natural History: Part I: Mushrooms
I start planning my upcoming compositions and consider what instruments to use for my Cy Twombly project.
A new piece for tape and 4 improvising pianists: what’s the role of the piano? the tape? and how to allow improvisers scope to do their thing?
My string quartet based on Mark Rothko’s Seagram Murals shakes off its chains
Everything started so well with my in-progress string quartet but it’s ground to a standstill and now I’m stuck!