FRIENDS MEETING HOUSE
Book Launch and Promenade performance of Chromatic Fields 51 to 59.
6: 10 - 6:50pm - Admission FREE
Followed by a walk to the launch of Soundwaves Festival at LIGHTHOUSE.
SALLIS BENNEY THEATRE (LISTEN! EVENT)
Exhibition of Chromatic Fields.
Chromatic Fields is a collaboration between Duncan Bullen and Jamie Crofts. The project centres around a limited edition book work, which explores their shared interests in composition, notation, drawing, music and silence. Repetition and near–repetition, rotation and permutation are also of importance, as is accuracy and inaccuracy of the human hand, resulting in fluctuations in touch and pulse. The book contains a drawing and a score: The drawing consists of points of colour arranged in patterned formations, which is rotated throughout the book by means of screen print, each time with the points of colour in a different position. The score is shown with all performance indications, staves and stems removed leaving only the notes. What remains is contour and reflection. The book incorporates performance scores and a CD of 10 Chromatic Fields for piano; compositions consisting of 176 single notes. These are the 88 notes of a piano played once through and then repeated; the difference between each piece being the order of the notes.
Jamie Crofts was born in Nottingham in 1961 and studied Creative Arts at Newcastle Polytechnic. He has been writing music since 1977, and has given concerts involving the work of Erik Satie since 1979. Jamie has written “furniture music” for numerous exhibitions, including a commission from the V&A Museum for their Cutting Edge exhibition (50 Years of British Fashion) 1947 ‘97. He founded the music imprint SOUNDkiosk Piano Edition working with Robert Orledge to publish first correct editions of works by Satie and Liszt. www.soundkiosk.com
Duncan Bullen was born Norwich in 1962 he studied Fine Art at Leeds Polytechnic, he then went on to complete his Masters in Printmaking from the Royal College of Art. In 1991 he was awarded a scholarship to the British School at Rome. He has had several solo exhibitions since 1992 and his work has been included in many group exhibitions in the UK, USA, Latin America, Africa, the Far East and Europe. Since 1999 he has worked as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Brighton, were he is currently Course Leader for Fine Art Printmaking. www.duncanbullen.com