Playing with Meter

This past week in Composition II we have been playing with meter, specifically 3/4 time.  Our latest assignment was to compose eight measures in voluptuous, circulatory movement while keeping an even tempo and accenting downbeats. This study was challenging from start to finish.  Simply keeping an even tempo working only in silence was difficult, let alone crafting…

Composition Study 3

I recently had a major breakthrough when it comes to composition: I am now actually curious about exploring movement.  Before I just survived improvisation; I didn’t enjoy it.  However, all of a sudden I am interested in investigating what different ways my body can move. For this study, we were first told to independently come…

Composition Study 2

Our latest studies in composition have had us finding inspiration for movement in artwork.  Specifically we have analyzed abstract paintings, sculptures, and portraits.  Abstract paintings for me translate to literal, descriptive movement that follows the colors and lines of the painting.  Sculptures are easier to draw movement from because they are three-dimensional and therefore closer…

Composition Study 1

Our first exploration into composition brought us into contact with the idea of moving with the seven fluid systems of the body.  The seven fluids are the synovial system, the lymph system, the arterial system, the venal system, the interstitial system, the cerebrospinal system, and the cellular system and each has a distinct quality of…