Sunday, October 23, 2011

Fine Artist of the Month: Contrapuntal poem for Judith Murray

Each month I am adding to an on-going series of writings and works about Fine Artists who work, or are primarily working in the NYC area. This month I made a linked polyphonic/contrapuntal poem, meant to be recited by 2 people (to be read aloud at the same time, full instructions at the bottom)  for NYC Fine Artist, Judith Murray.

The intimate along the right.
The flock of light gathers 

Like melisma: solid then liquid
Lay on the linen, over air

The square states context
Stretch and extend the flux  

Dialogues in various dialects
Variation of dimensions in proximity

First hard then soft
Last micro than macro

Flowing orchestration in the primaries
Stoppages in the sensation growing

Local stellar parallax to ground us
The architectural frame vibrates

A line that ties and bonds
A fragment of lattice

A never ending shift in our perception
The perception of a never ending shift

Converging form from many
Pieces of pieces to many

A current but not from water
The wave and air went

A difference or relationship
Neither symmetry nor asymmetry

Variants and commentary are inclusive
Percent and proportion are unique

Shapes in the movement 
Movement out of shapes

A breath still from silence
Always from its own speech

The fluid strokes unknown 
Stoking the states of a soul

Please note/directions:
The text in regular style is meant to be read by one speaker/musician and the text in italic is meant for a different one speaker/musician, both are to be spoken at the same time. This can also be achieved by recording one of the voices then playing back or recording both voices then playing.

The hyperlinks are to be examined afterward.

For information and documentation of Judith Murray's work please go to her website