“BackyardDrawingScore_10-26-16_garden” is a visual score for three voices/instruments designated by:
1. meandering fuzzy white line that seeks and folds in on itself – fuzziness points to a different texture. Possible suggestions include a breathy flute, or maybe you mumble as you play, prepared piano? Re-enters at [3:40]
2. hand-drawn white lines tend to give an organic structure to the drawing. The thickness of line points to volume.
3. black background and then opaque lines. Minimal sound bed that conjures the image of a straggly dense garden past its prime and not yet cleared out for the winter growing season. Comes to the foreground only briefly at [4:11] with the black lines and again, more emphatically at [4:52]. Continues to play during the detail still images of the projected drawing on the actual garden at the end.
I recently launched what I'm calling the BACKYARD DRAWING SERIES where people are volunteering their home environments for site-specific projection drawings. I am equally intrigued by how the site-specific projection interacts with the textures, surfaces and spatial qualities of the landscape as well as how this three dimensional canvas shapes the two dimensional drawing. In other words, I am not making drawings of landscapes, but rather, I am drawing with the landscape.