Sunday, February 27, 2011

All Kinds of Music 4: Sound Patterns

Educational pamphlet by he who can do no wrong, John Paynter. This would be a great companion piece for Kurt Rowland's Pattern and Shape.

Make sounds with stones, draw sounds out of stones, using a number of sizes and kinds (and colours): for the most part discretely; sometimes in rapid sequences. For the most part striking stones with stones, but also stones on other surfaces (inside the open head of a drum, for instance) or other than struck (bowed, for instance, or amplified). Do not break anything.


  1. That last paragraph sounds something like my recollection of the 'score' (instructions) for Christian Wolff's 'Stones' (1968). Lovely post. I very much like 'Composition No. 2' and its setting.

  2. Ah, you're right. Christian Wolff it is.

  3. All graphic design should look like this.

    I have another of the books from this series myself.