Friday, January 19, 2007

Extending Silence

Extending Silence (XII): Evensong
Sep 2006
Mixed media on canvas
Currently exhibited at the Torenhof, Christchurch

Evensong detail

Series Statement
Pause marks are used in various ways in sheet music to provide visual cues for the performer to better interpret the composer’s intention. By using a pause, notes may be lengthened, silence extended or silence inserted. A performer watches for the conductor’s signal as the mark interrupts the normal tempo of the composition.

Sometimes at the end of a performance a beautiful moment occurs when the music fades away & a magical pause takes place before applause begins…

The series Extending Silence looks at pauses in life which are there for reflection, for re-energising, for awe.

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