Silent Music Seeing Sound

Square Graphic_Silent Music_1Seeing Sound

Silent Music and Seeing Sound are relief prints, printed from wooden blocks that have been lasercut to give perfect circles. The circles could then be removed from the template and inked in a variety of colours and returned to the template block after it had been inked. The score was read conventionally top left to bottom right. The colours indicate which musician should play when, and the tone of the colour suggests the tone or pitch of the music. Blank circles retain the colour of the paper and indicate silent pauses. One musician played the overall texture suggested by the woodgrain of the template.

The composition of the music, represented visually this way, is evident at one glance while giving specific direction to the musicians playing it. Seeing Sound has the rich green blue template and presents a much stronger, louder sound than the pale blue of Silent Music.