Music & Spaces

Gabriel Fauré – Notes from a small room

 

Allegro, Fauré Sonata for Violin and piano Opus 13, Graphite, chalk and wax. 56 x 76 cm

2015

Notes from a small room – Fauré #1 Copy

Notes from a small room – Fauré #1 Graphite, charcoal, chalk and wax on paper. 22 x 30 inches 56 x 76 cm. 2014

 Notes from a small room – Fauré #2 copy

Notes from a small room – Fauré #2 Graphite, charcoal, chalk and wax on paper. 22 x 30 inches 56 x 76 cm. 2014

Notes from a small room – Fauré #3 - copy

Notes from a small room – Fauré #3 Graphite, charcoal, chalk and wax on paper. 22 x 30 inches 56 x 76 cm. 2014

Notes from a small room – Fauré #4 - copy

Notes from a small room – Fauré #4 Graphite, chalk and wax on paper. 22 x 30 inches 56 x 76 cm. 2014

Gustave Fauré Violin Sonata in A Minor

Notes from a small room – Fauré #5 Graphite, charcoal, chalk and wax on paper. 22 x 30 inches 56 x 76 cm. 2014

This group of drawings Notes from a small room were made whilst working in a small room and listening to music by Gustave Fauré.  Everything revolved around the space and the sound of the music reverberated off the walls and filled the small high ceilinged room.  White walls and solitude, no other distractions, only the intensity of the process and the isolation.

The pieces played most frequently were as follows but the drawings were shaped by the sounds of violin and piano, often plaintive, by specific repeated phrases, colour and atmosphere in the music.

Sonata No. 1 for Violin and Piano. Op. 13.  Romance Op. 28.  Trio for Piano Cello and Violin Op.120 and Après un Rève, transcribed for trio.

Above

Notes from a small room #1 -#6.  Graphite charcoal wax on paper, 38 x 56 cm.  2014

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Notes from a small room #15 -#18. Graphite charcoal wax on paper on board, 15 x 30 cm. 2014

 

#17

#18

#15

#16

 

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Notes from a small room #1 -#7, #12 -#14. Graphite charcoal wax on paper, 20 x 20 cm. 2014

Below – Notes from a small room #8-#9. Graphite charcoal wax on paper, 22 x 30 cm. 2014

 

#8

 

#9

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