LIVE PAINTING & MUSIC

XHI: LIVE  ARTWORK &  MUSICAL EXPLORATION

In collaboration with composer/pianist/organist Dennis Tjiok

 

EXCERPT - XHI PRESENTS: SONG OF THE SANDS

Gallus Theater, Frankfurt, Germany

04/05.01.19

Filmed by: Alex Sto

Music by: Dennis Tjiok

Dancers: Sarah Wunsch, Sophia Wunsch

Vocals/Text/Story Telling: Kevin Oakes

composition > performance > live artwork > wearable music

My process involves capturing representations and moments of my synaesthesia, revealing glimpses of the visual element

to musical gestures.  This is in accordance to what I see in my mind's eye when I hear music and sound.  It is a visual world consisting 

of many iridescent, moving, colourful shapes and lines emerging from darkness.   These are unique not just to individual notes but especially to intervals, timbre, dynamics, rhythm, texture, ext.  These elements combined creates a vast, moving image.

 

 I am interested in how the components of music and the elements and principles of design correlate.  Also, in how the element of time, which encapsulates music can merge into the practice of painting and visual art, normally  a "still" art form.  It is only possible to present

small moments of this experience, as by the time I able to paint one stroke the music has already moved on to a new place.  The end result of a live performance could be thought of as a visual memory or remnant of a piece and/or concert.  The main objective being to create an experience where an audience is able to watch this representation of synaesthesia unfold before their eyes.  

EXCERPT: Coast Winds SZENEN

RNCM Concert Hall

OTHER COLLABORATIONS

Live 5 hour painting session, AD Festival Days: Paris Non-Stop, Vexations, Satie.  04.05.19

Cross St. Chapel, Manchester, UK

MOTUS

COLLABORATIVE PERFORMANCE ARTS

MOTUS I

Captain's Last Will 

When the Light Softens

MOTUS II

Kitchener Public Library, Kitchener, Ontario

June 2016

Text/Libretti/Reading - Laurie Lynn-McGlynn

Composer/Pianist - Caroline bordignon

Visuals - Douglas McGlynn

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