101 Words – 067

I noted some time back how I found it useful to make an analogy between speech melodies and typography – that speech melody transcriptions might be formed in a way analogous to the shaping of typefaces out of origins in handwritten lettering. Another analogy that might be made, given the strong element of reduction, is between transcriptions and tracing. Andy Warhol made a number drawings, including portraits of Hockney, by tracing over projections of photographs. David Hockney draws attention to some of them in his book Secret Knowledge, pointing out that Warhol’s skill lay in “knowing which lines were the most important.”

101 Words – 067: Another analogy that might be made is between transcriptions and tracing. Andy Warhol made a number rdgr.me/u/12ka8fb

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Rudiger Meyer is a composer interested in the play between traditional concert music and new media.


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