"As part of my residency at the British Music Collection I researched graphic, open and experimental scores for piano or any solo instrument."
The first in a series of twelve videos that have grown out of a deep research into the nature of Free Improvisation by artist, teacher and curator, Blanca Regina.
"Characteristic of her great wit, self-critique and introspection, this is an honest rumination of the role of women in music."
"...Phyllis was later to become dissatisfied with most of this early work, committing nearly all of the scores to flames." #BMC50
"These scores highlight the sounds that subconsciously colour our experience of particular times, places or objects." #BMC50
"Once performed, these scores can become site-specific meditations, or give rise to fresh musical responses that encourage people to reappraise the landscape around them." #BMC50
"Graphic scores can engage with the act of ‘composing’ as a kind of performance in its own right... " #BMC50
"Graphic scores have the potential to challenge some of the traditional creative hierarchies by perpetuating more democratic, inclusive forms of music making and appreciation." #BMC50