Narvaez Bay: Tidal Predictions for 2012 – Book Publication
Musical score of a conceptual work by Mark Timmings co-composed with Stephen Morris.
Performed by the Vancouver Chamber Choir under the direction of Jon Washburn as part of the event programming for DEADHEAD, a floating sculpture by Cedric, Nathan and Jim Bomford, presented by Other Sights for Artists’ Projects.
Narvaez Bay: Tidal Predictions for 2012
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30.5 x 20.3 cm 16 pp
© Mark Timmings
The score for Narvaez Bay: Tidal Predictions for 2012 forms a calendar in which the daily tide levels predicted to occur over the course of a year are transcribed onto a musical scale. Lunar cycles and the advent of solar equinoxes and solstices are also transﬁgured in this way. Invoking the renaissance tradition of Augenmusik (Eye Music), traditional musical notation is replaced with iconographical elements representing moon, tide and sun. The ensuing three-part score offers a representation of the tension at the heart of tidal dynamics. In performance, the rhythmic rise and fall of ocean levels as inﬂuenced by the sun and the moon are embodied in the inhaling and exhaling breath of human voices, creating a seamlessly ﬂowing interface with natural cycles, which conjures a universe in constant ﬂux. The score includes performance notes.
Collectors’ Edition also available:
Limited edition of 12 (plus 3 artist’s copies)
Conductor’s size score (41.9 x 27.9 cm) 16 pp
Archival-quality colour digital printing
Acid-free 100% cotton rag paper (300 gsm)
Debossed cloth book box (43.8 x 29.9 x 2.5 cm)
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