Visual Score 1by Sylvia Finzi
Visual Score 1, 2 and 3 are from a series I made in the 1990s when first learning to use Photoshop. I grew up in a musical family and felt torn between the visual and the sonic arts. My work has always been influenced by the abstract structure of music, and this “score” can be interpreted in many ways, for example each instrument reading one of the series, or each element being played by one instrument, reading across the pages, or indeed in any other way the musicians choose. It was first performed at Sheffield University in 2008. Ideally the whole series would be displayed together and “read” as a narrative or an interaction, but each is also valid in its own right.