Draw to Score (Let's get moving!)
College of Arts Staff
Part of Big Draw / Frequency Festival 17
The University Of Lincoln
A Big Draw animation, drawing, music and arts event in collaboration with Frequency 2017.
The week of October 16th - 22nd
once again saw The University of Lincoln involved in The Big Draw’s celebration
of drawing under the theme of ‘Living Lines’ with a range of workshops
happening for Lincolnshire’s Schools and the public over the week.
On the 17th October 30 primary school children visited
from Potterhanworth drawing with light in the photography studios, interpreting
music into drawings (in all our music drawing workshops the drawings were then
re interpreted back into music through improvised performances by our music
students, the concept is that the lines 'live again' through their
reinterpretation back into music. Each child will receive a CD of the music after the event.),
and finally experimental animation making Phonotropes (as inspired by
Jim Le Fevre).
On the 18th hosted the event for 30 secondary
school pupils from University Academy Holbeach and Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar
School Horncastle, this time drawing with light in the photography
studios, interpreting music into drawings, and also creating
digital animations in our animation studios.
On the 19th we welcomed 45 primary school
children visiting, from three schools (Rauceby, Redwood, and Monks Abbey drawing
with light in the photography studios, interpreting music into
drawings, making Phonotropes, and finally creating drawings by
attaching sponges dipped in paint to elastic band powered vehicles, (this
was great fun and resulted in some interesting 'live' drawing).
On Sunday the 22nd we ran an
open children's drawing day for the Lincolnshire Childrens University
and members of the public, (30 places, all filled), with the following
activities taking place, drawing with light in the photography studios,
interpreting music into drawings, and finally creating drawings with
elastic band powered vehicles.
Finally on Sunday evening we attempted a giant
drawing with light on the lawns outside the University's Newton Science
building with students from The College of Arts. This was photographed from the
roof of the Newton Building and live streamed on the Frequency Festival’s
All the 'music drawings' have been posted onto the Frequency
Festival’s, website, with an international invitation put out to musicians
and composers of all kinds to send us musical compositions and improvisations
as responses to the drawings.
Festival’s theme is Place/Displacement; consider the childrens’s Big Draw music
drawings as graphic scores, as a displacement in terms of moving away from the
traditional and expected forms of notation creating new challenges and
opportunities for musicians and sound artists. We are inviting musicians and
sound artists of all kinds (solo, band, orchestral, etc. of whatever genre,
traditional, folk, jazz, rock, classical, electronic, experimental, for
example) to join us and to respond to a drawing and make the lines ‘live again’
through music. We are looking for works
no shorter than 2 minutes 42 seconds and no longer than 4 minutes, 33
seconds. (Those ‘in the know’ will get this restriction)! Your
music should be sent to us as high quality MP3 files (320kbit/s).
We welcome compositions from musicians of all kinds,
why not have a go yourself? http://frequency.org.uk/portfolio-item/big-draw/
Send yor original
compositions or improvisations together with the details of the drawing
responded to, to us via the link on our Frequency page. We’ll take it from
there and post your composition and details on our Soundcloud page, which will
be linked to the Frequency Festival website and promoted through their social
invitation is open to anyone and everyone who’d like to participate in the
Frequency event. (You don’t have to be a professional or trained musician to submit
your work). This is a great chance to be part of our International Arts
Festival and to find new audiences for your work from across the World.
of the ‘scores’, and join us...
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Tue 17 Oct
10am - 2.30pm
Wed 18 Oct
10am - 2.30pm
Thu 19 Oct
10 am - 2.30pm
Sun 22 Oct
10.30am - 1.30 pm
This is a free event
Suitable for ages:
University of Lincoln
Family Friendly Facilities: Cafe. Water Fountain. Toilets.
Wheelchair Access. Lifts to all Floors