Playground Ensemble

20 Works in 20 Minutes at Clyfford Still

25 November, 2016 6:30 PM
Clyfford Still Museum
Free With Museum Admission

Clyfford Still’s artistic language embraces a vocabulary from the figurative to the highly gestural and from the representational to graphic and abstract.  Many of these visual features have correlations in music and sound. Based on these ideas, composer Nathan Hall, along with members of The Playground Ensemble, will perform a series of short musical compositions derived from “musical material” created by visitors in response to the art on view in Clyfford Still: The Works on Paper. A collaborative “audification” of the works on paper, visual elements like color, texture, size, and gesture will be translated into musical elements, creating a sonic portrait of the works on view.  

Visit Nathan in the DRAWING Room on Friday, October 28 from 4:30–7:30 pm and Sunday, November 6 from 1:30–4:30 p.m. to explore the visual language of sound and contribute to the audio piece that will be performed on Friday, November 25.