Drawing Towards Sound: Visualising the Sonic

Published: 4 March 2015 at 14:00

Anton Lukosevieze "Score" (2005)

An exhibition curated by Dr David Ryan, Director of FARU

4 March - 2 April 2015
Stephen Lawrence Gallery and Project Space, University of Greenwich, Stockwell Street, London

Drawing Towards Sound examines the interface between the visual and the aural through notation, documentation, performance and video/moving image. Each of these aspects are currently explored from many different perspectives by contemporary composers, musicians, visual artists, and film/videographers.

Its basic starting point is the historical graphic score/new notational practices of the modernist avant-garde and how sound is captured and communicated. Highlights will include a complete performance of Cornelius Cardew's 1960s graphic score Treatise, a visit and workshop by American experimentalist composer Alvin Curran (b.1938), and a rare chance to see UK performer Anton Lukoszevieze's drawings and films, as well as Icelandic sound artist Hallvieg Augustsdottir's drawing performances, and Vicki Bennett's (People Like Us) collaged films.

It will position 'classic' experimental notations with contemporary composers and visual artists, and will feature work by staff members from the Faculty of Arts, Law and Social Sciences at Anglia Ruskin University, including Dr Richard Hoadley's interactive notations with dance/live performers, Dr Simon Payne's abstract exploration of vision and sound, and Neil Henderson's evocative portrait of Evan Parker.