Drawing Sound as Landscape

Buck, David N ORCID: 0000-0002-8656-2017 (2014) Drawing Sound as Landscape. Opticon 1826 (16). doi:10.5334/opt.cb

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This essay discusses the relationship between music notation, sound, and landscape. I explore how the notation of musical sounds might lead to new methods for drawing auditory landscapes. There are three components to the research: an analysis of the score of English composer Michael Finnissy’s composition Green Meadows (1977); a reference to ethnomusicology to explore how the notation of sound-as-music might allow us to draw sound-as-landscape; and a notation to investigate the composition of a landscape through sound. In conclusion, I question how auditory landscapes might be composed, and suggest ways in which both drawing and sound might be considered landscape.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Creative Arts
Research Priority Areas: Culture, Continuity, and Transformation
Creative Practice and Theory
Depositing User: David Buck
Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2015 14:44
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2023 09:23
URI: https://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/2940

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