CAITLIN ROWLEY
composer

A Sketchbook of Mushrooms

Mushroom VI collage, by Caitlin Rowley

A Sketchbook of Mushrooms was a composition research project I undertook in 2012-13 at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. Starting from an idea to investigate musical equivalents to visual arts techniques and elements, it ended up exploring the value of artwork-creation (collage, in particular) as a compositional tool.

The project consists of a portfolio of seven pieces: 2 conventionally notated, 1 collage-score, 2 graphic scores, and a final two conventionally notated pieces which were created using collages. A brief essay on the outcomes of the project is included.

While the pieces themselves are experiments and not polished works, they illustrate the processes at work.

The publication of A Sketchbook of Mushrooms will be posted here for download. In the meantime, if you would like to see it, please contact me directly.