At work. Almost finished my graphic score: Notes of a Nut. Based on the war by the Russians. It’s been a long slow proces. But never giving up and keep on working to process what visuals mean in sound. Love doing this
My graphic score that had been projected on this huge building called Winkel van Sinkel in Utrecht. Thanks to Beam Systems!
Notes of a nut. Graphic score in the making. Related to the play: Notes of an idiot / Diary by an idiot, from the Russian writer Gogol. He describes how an insignificant civil servant suffers from delusions of magnanimity.
The name of the monster is Azdaya. It has many heads. It’s goal is destruction.
With Friend and director Tjepke Zijlstra from Luim film. He gave me the assignment to deliver visuals for his experimental film/installation; Crash.
I focus on the energie and flashbacks de main character has when he left the car after been in a severe crash! We stand in front of the visual research that should finally become a graphic score. It is very abstract.
As research I did a.o. an interview with a person who had been clinical dead two times.
Do you have a sort of experience like that?
A great visitor in my studio last year: Jelte Althuis from the wonderful Calefax Reed Quintet, studying on my graphic scores! Maybe for a future joint event… Calefax is familiar with the experimental approach. They also performed the Garden of earthly delights of Jeroen Bosch: https://youtu.be/h1-gqSPMD3k.
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Nadine Strang at my studio 2021. She is a Kobranie master. It was great to have Nadine over. She was very interested in my graphic scores and nice to have good conversation about it and how she works with music and the method.
The Kobranie method is a form of music improvisation in which creativity, authenticity comes first, playing with sound and thus becoming the playing person yourself and telling your story through sound.
This Graphic score is a triptych. I created music for the last part.