May 22, 2015

Our first artists' questionnaire recipient: Wavyline

What is the story of your art eg your preparation, process and how you realise it? 

WAVYLINE: Music Techniques for Arts Pracitioners (Composers, Writers and Artists). No 77 in The Art Trail. Taster workshops book at: June 3rd, June 10th, Quaker Meeting House, 7.30-9.30, £4.95

The idea for my workshops came about from a workshop I have been running with a group of friends: an artist and 
two writers in addition to me -a composer. I wanted to show how music techniques and theory can be very helpful in a nuts and bolts kind of way, to composers, writers and artists. These workshops can also be used for CPD.

For example, in music, we composers have all sorts of ways of using motifs,  (which are short rhythmic and melodic fragments), you can vary them, elongate them, truncate them, reverse them, invert them the list goes on. This can be helpful to think about as an artist or as a writer as well. As an artist for example, you could have a shape with a colour scheme, which could recur and be varied in a similar way, across a whole canvas, adding visual coherence. As a writer, a motif could be a recurring sentence that occurs throughout a piece of of work, it could be varied and developed in a similar way to a piece of music. This motivic development, can be a structural aid to a piece of work as well as supporting the textural consistency of the work.

How do you think the art trail has contributed to community resilience (especially in light of major arts council cuts etc.)?

I think it's a fantastic project which really does support community cohesion. I particularly like the democratic way that anybody who wants to be included, can be included, in that there's no artistic hierarchy telling people that their work does not fit. The £50 inclusion fee is very reasonable, the approach of encouraging participants to open up their houses is also a stroke of genius as it obviously cuts down on everybody's costs as well as encouraging people to get to know each other.

What does the future hold for you and your art?
Music Techniques for Arts Practitioners (Composers, Artists & Writers)
Two one day workshops at Gnome house: 7 Blackhorse Lane, Walthamstow, E17 6DS
Dates: July 4th & 11th
Place: Gnome House
Time: 11.00-4.00
Cost: £49

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