Silk on linen, metallic thread and floss. 26″x34″.
Using my synesthesia, my hearing to seeing and making art, I created this hand sewn surface design based on live electronics and bass drum. “The Deformation of Figures” was composed by Seth Cluett and performed by percussionist Tim Feeney. This “lowercase” music is an extreme form of ambient music, subtle and rich. The electronics/sine tones, are in color, and the percussion is in black for this one hour performance. I make sketches while listening at a live concert, and re listen to recordings until I am happy with my capture of the “bones” of the music.
Last Saturday I attended a Tristan Perich concert at “The Kitchen” in NYC. His repetitive synth timbres and rhythmic interruptions informed the image I created after viewing the NYC skyline under a bright moon on the way home to NJ. The skyscrapers were surely vying for the sky space.
“It’s fascinating how well you captured the essence of this song just as you did Entre Deux, which hangs proudly in my office. I always thought of Entre Deux as a conversation which you represented visually, and the arpeggios of Red Shift always felt like spiraling, circular movement. Thanks for your great creative work, I’m glad to be a source of inspiration…and in turn to be inspired by your art!”
This is what most of my drawings start as- listening through fancy head phones, with my aural/visual response on a napkin which is my favorite drawing paper. I scan the napkin, clean up the image and colorize a multitude of color and texture choices in Photoshop, blow up the image to size I want to sew, print pattern and use as stencil to cut fabric for completed piece, hand embroider in place and VOILA- there it is
Zinc Nine Psychedelic is a trio dedicated to performing improvised music with traditional instruments and electronics. My experience of the free jazz style at this live performance resonated and took me on a most delicious aural journey!!!
This represents the last few seconds of a percussion concert at Cornell in the Johnson Museum. The 3 smaller drums sounds cycle and bump off the concrete walls and the bass drum releases its staccato sound drops. Tim Feeney provided a most stimulating aural soundscape.