Pencil, paper

trainlines is a piece for private performance on an intercity train. It is a text score for an improvised performance consisting of simple drawing and listening, suitable for performance by people who don’t usually perform or draw. As it is a private performance, there is no need to announce what you are doing – it is simply performing for your own pleasure. Each performance will result in a unique drawing, some examples of which are displayed below.

If you have performed trainlines and are open to sharing your experience, I would love to hear your thoughts on the piece and see a photograph or scan of the resulting drawing. To share these, please email me at trainlines [ at ] caitlinrowley [ dot ] com or tag me on social media.

Download the PDF score of trainlines (36KB)

trainlines 1: Chippenham to Swindon

trainlines 1: Chippenham to Swindon, graphite on black paper

trainlines 2: Swindon to Reading

trainlines 2: Swindon to Reading, graphite on black paper

trainlines 3: Swindon to Didcot Parkway

trainlines 3: Swindon to Didcot Parkway, graphite on Post-It note

trainlines 22 March 2017: Marne-la-Vallee Chessy to Paris Gare de Lyon

trainlines 5: Marne-la-Vallée Chessy to Paris Gare de Lyon, graphite in Leuchtturm A5 notebook

First performance: 16 November 2016, by the composer, performed between Chippenham and Swindon and again between Swindon and Reading on the 6.13pm Bath Spa to London Paddington train. Graphite pencil on black paper.