solstice release: Sammons – Lines and Waves

Spectropol is happy to present an intriguing graphic score project from Lanier Sammons with collaborators Giacomo Fiore and Lucie Vítková.

The recordings presented here emerged from an Arts Works Residency at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History.  During the residency, I asked visitors to draw an image they’d like to have a musician turn into sound.  I presented the visitors with grids and asked them to fill in a single cell.  Initially, my plan was to combine individual contributions into curated scores, but I was delighted to discover that visitor enthusiasm exceeded my expectations.  Folks almost  always filled up all or most of the sheet with images, and each sheet felt like an independent, complete graphic score without any intervention from me needed.  The contributors ranged from professional artists, like Carmina Eliason whose image is our cover art, to an infant doing his very first drawing on one of my sheets.  Collected here are realizations of selected scores by Lucie Vítková and Giacomo Fiore, who were kind enough to come record in the museum gallery.

-Lanier

Graphic Scores Project - Carmina's Kitchen

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