Drawing, of all the visual arts, is the most intimate and probably oldest form of making marks humanity does. The act of holding a pencil to paper brings the hand and the eye in close contact with the paper in making thick and thin lines, lightly made chicken scratches as well as densely laid down lines indenting the paper. For you musicians there’s also the auditory element of both the dry sound of a sharp pencil point and a greasy slide of a fat graphite stick. One difference between our arts is that this drawing exists as a single point in time. Your art, as composer and performer, exists in time and plays with it. It’s interesting to think about.
A great feature on Kronos Quartet residency at CU last year!