Weather Scores explores the intersection of meteorology
with visual art and music, through a unique collaborative compositional
process involving weather data, woven sculptures, graphic/indeterminate
musical scores and musical performance. The core of the project
is a series of musical scores entirely based on weather data,
which are adapted by composers to piano performance. In conjunction,
these scores are also translated into woven sculptural, data translations
that also function as 3D musical scores.
am a sculptor who focuses on the intersection of
art and science and the visual articulation of scientific observations.
Using the methodologies and processes of both disciplines, I translate
scientific data related to ecology, climate change and meteorology
into three-dimensional structures. My method of translation is
principally that of weaving in particular basket weaving
as it provides me with a simple yet highly effective grid
through which to interpret data in three-dimensional space.
Four years ago, I began to integrate musical scores
into the process, which led to collaborations with pianist Elaine
Rombola (www.elainerombola.com). Together we created a series
of scores based on weather data that have been translated into
musical performances and sculptures. Our work together has sparked
the interest of cross-disciplinary audiences due to its curious
location at the intersection of art, science and music, and weve
had the opportunity to present the collaboration in lectures,
exhibitions, and performances.
As the musical scores I write become more complex,
I feel that the next step is to invite composers into the process
of building scores based on weather data together. If this sounds
like the type of cross-disciplinary collaboration you would be
interested in, please contact me for more information at email@example.com.
I look forward to hearing from you,