wedges of light strike leaves
and the leaves exude wedges of sound…
Each frame in the PYPKPKP LEAF photo series generates a frame of music. The notes in each frame are arranged as a wedge. First one note plays, then another is added, and so on until a cluster of notes is playing. Then they all stop, and another wedge is formed from another photographic frame.
When many notes playing simultaneously, they lose their individuality and can no longer be heard as single notes. As the density builds, they and become part of a ‘sound cloud’ with a distinct harmonic texture. The constant rise and release formed by the wedges results in an ebb and flow in the sound environment. The empty spaces that occur are also part of the musical structure. The sound of silence is important.