Textiles & Music Interact

You may have noticed that there are new links appearing on the right hand side of the page at the moment.  I’m in a period of starting projects that have been in various stages of planning for some time.

I’ve been involved in the interdisciplinary group Textiles & Music Interact since 2009, when we created and first performed/showed the work Fifteen Images.  We are now developing our third project, Remembering Britten.  We’ve set up the blog to record the development of the project.  This provides a way for the members of the group to share developments as well as forming an archive and information point for anyone interested in finding out about our work and following it.

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Yesterday, when I got home from college, there was a small package waiting for me. It turned out to be my complementary copy of the new academic journal Craft Research, the inaugural issue of which contains a collaborative paper about Fifteen Images.

Extract from the abstract:

“This article describes a body of collaborative work titled Fifteen Images (Le Jardin Pluvieux). This web-based artefact brings novel approaches to textile representation in work produced under the umbrella of a practice-based research project in music called ‘Active Notation‘ . . . Research undertaken during the creation of Fifteen Images investigated both aural and visual reception and issues of materiality and temporality in digital representations: how textile objects might become effective visual partners in the temporal domain of score-led music performance.