‘tangencies‘, musical graphics (2018)

Before I started composing music (in 2007), I had been a visual artist. Acually I found my way to musical notation via the medium of the graphic score. Abstract art has ever since its origins been close to music, and in principle any work of abstract art can be conceived as a graphic score, and transferred into sound. However I would clearly distinguish between a graphic notation, and a musical graphic. While the former is basically an extension of traditional sheet music with graphic means, the latter is in fact an autonomous piece of abstract visual art, which triggers a musical imagination in the spectator; which, if he or she is a musician, may serve as a basis for a musical composition or improvisation.