Colour Music

Performance

Colour Music

John Nixon and an ensemble of musicians play his Colour Music paintings.

John Nixon’s Colour Music paintings are pictorial scores that can be used to generate musical performances based on the organisational codes underpinning the series. Each colour and shape in his paintings relate to a different note or instrument. Each painting contains a coded notational structure, which will form the basis of an interpretative score, that the musicians will play.

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