Drawing & Music

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 by Becky Reesor | Musician's Artistry

Engaging with visual art alongside music is a great tool for deepening artistic vision.It can fuel the imagination to spark more vivid sounds and nuanced storytelling, refining musical ideas.

Below is a video of my recent drawing and performance of Cordes à vide (Open Strings) by György Ligeti. The direct reference is to the open strings of an instrument (violin, viola, guitar, etc), however, when the opening melody notes sound it really evokes someone playing crystal glasses  with their finger. Open-fifth intervals glide out of melody tones like light fractals reflecting in and through pieces of glass.

I hope you enjoy the drawing and the interpretation of Cordes à vide!

What are your ways of exploring music?