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Drawing Towards Sound: Visualising the Sonic |Featured in The Wire|

David Ryan

  • 4th March 2015
  • Stephen Lawrence Gallery, Project Space

 The Wire Article By Robert Barry March 2015

“Today it’s almost impossible to think of music as anything other than immediately audiovisual.” Robert Barry reads between the lines at a new exhibition about graphic scores

Photo: Jill Vaux

Photo: Jill Vaux

With more than 40 composers’ works represented, plus videos, listening posts and other supplementary materials, Drawing Towards Sound investigates the past, present and future of graphic scores. Mounted at London’s Greenwich University, the exhibition is a rich and polyphonic show, deserving of a leisurely amount of time to take it all in. “I wanted,” curator David Ryan told me, “to get across a sense of density.”

In certain scores that density is made particularly manifest. Some of Anton Lukoszevieze’s undated Untitled Photo-Drawings are so dense with lines and markings as to come across like a thicket of barbed wire or the CPU-busting Black Midi scores of teenage YouTube jockeys… Read More 

Related Events & Exhibitions

  • Curator’s Lecture – Drawing Towards: Sound Visualising the Sonic

    • 5th March 2015
    • 6.30 pm
    • Stephen Lawrence Gallery

    Drawing Towards Sound curator, David Ryan (photo, left) introduces the themes of the exhibition. This talk takes place in the Tessa Blackstone Lecture Theatre and is part of the Hawksmoor series of public lectures.

  • Drawing Towards Sound: Visualising the Sonic

    • 4th Mar – 2nd Apr 2015
    • 10 - 5 Mon.- Fri.; 11 - 4 Sats.
    • Stephen Lawrence Gallery, Project Space

    Drawing towards Sound: Visualising the Sonic is curated by Dr. David Ryan (Reader in Fine Art, Anglia Ruskin University). It examines the interface between the visual and the aural through notation, documentation, performance and video/moving image. This project has received additional generous support from:
    Anglia Ruskin University, The Hinrichsen Foundation, Edition Peters, London, Universal Edition, Vienna

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