Performance: Score Mechanical Asynchronicity
Score: Mechanical Asynchronicity is a visual-musical performance by artist Danica Maier and composer Martin Scheuregger. Artist and composer explore a new music score responding to the lace diagrams in the Nottingham Lace Archive.
Image: Historical lace technical diagram detail from The Lace Archive, NTU. Photo credit courtesy of Lauren Allen
- From: Saturday 28 September 2019, 7 pm
- To: Saturday 28 September 2019, 9 pm
- Location: The Space, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham Contemporary, Weekday Cross, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 2GB
- Booking deadline: Saturday 28 September 2019, 12.00 pm
Score: Mechanical Asynchronicity is a visual-musical performance by artist Danica Maier and composer Martin Scheuregger. Artist and composer explore a new music score responding to the lace diagrams in the Nottingham Lace Archive. The work brings together composers, artists, and musicians to experiment with disrupted repetition, the glitch and line.
The lace diagrams were translated into lines, then inscribed as punch-cards to be used with programmable music boxes. The musical results have been transcribed into traditional notation before further graphic renditions were created. This iterative, re-encoding process has resulted in a variety of pieces, each with differing levels of improvisation yet all stemming from the same source.
You are also welcome to drop in to live rehearsals during the day, 11am-1pm and 2.30–5.30pm.
We have a fully accessible building with lift access on all floors and Changing Places toilets. Click here for more detailed access information, or please contact us in advance of your visit on 0115 948 9750 if you would like to talk through your requirements. This event is suitable for visually impaired visitors.
Danica Maier is an Associate Professor in Fine Art at Nottingham Trent University, where she runs the Summer Lodge, an annual 2-week artists’ residency. Maier completed an MFA in Painting before receiving an MA in Textiles in Contemporary Art. Her work uses site-specific installations, drawing, and objects to explore expectations, while using subtle slippages to transgress propriety.
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