Artwork for Piano Day
Piano Day is a worldwide celebration of the piano every 88th day of the year
About the artwork
A stylized representation, communicating a visual impression of the music, a result of transferring formal principles, musical notations and structural analogies from music to art.
This experimental graphic music notation has its own aesthetic value as a visual art and does not have to be illustrated through its interpretation into music. Like visual scores—that is, images instead of graphics—musical graphics is composed not with the intent of producing concrete music. It may, however, be converted into music.
The abstract form of the drawing can be traced back to the time-bound, musical thought of the composer Roman Haubenstock-Ramati.
As an image, this musical graphic implements awareness of form, yet, it can also be read line-wise in progression as musical text.
The vagueness of this musical graphic craves spontaneous interpretation.
So as music has written itself into the history of art in so many ways, a question arises. How do you play a picture?