Performance: Score Mechanical Asynchronicity

Historical lace technical diagram detail from The Lace Archive NTU. Photo credit Laura Allen.
Historical lace technical diagram detail from The Lace Archive NTU. Photo credit Laura Allen.
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Score: Mechanical Asynchronicity is a visual-musical performance by artist Danica Maier and composer Martin Scheuregger. Artist and composer explore a new music score responding to the lace diagrams in the Nottingham Lace Archive. The work brings together composers, artists, and musicians to experiment with disrupted repetition, the glitch and line.

The lace diagrams were translated into lines, then inscribed as punch-cards to be used with programmable music boxes. The musical results have been transcribed into traditional notation before further graphic renditions were created. This iterative, re-encoding process has resulted in a variety of pieces, each with differing levels of improvisation yet all stemming from the same source.

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Danica Maier is an Associate Professor in Fine Art at Nottingham Trent University, where she runs the Summer Lodge, an annual 2-week artists’ residency. Maier completed an MFA in Painting before receiving an MA in Textiles in Contemporary Art. Her work uses site-specific installations, drawing, and objects to explore expectations, while using subtle slippages to transgress propriety.

Martin Scheuregger received a PhD in Music from the University of York in 2015. He is a Lecturer in Music at the University of Lincoln and Artistic Director of contemporary music group Dark Inventions. In recent years Martin’s music has been performed in the UK, Australia, Hong Kong, Germany and Holland by CHROMA, Orkest de Ereprijs, Dark Inventions, Kreutzer Quartet, The 24, Richard Casey, Stef Conner, Chimera Ensemble, Stranded Ensemble, University of York Chamber Orchestra, and others. Scheuregger’s music is focussed on ideas of brevity, fragmentation and stasis, as he creates works that have at their core fragile and delicate textures, and pieces that explicitly play with the use of short forms.

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