Between Sound & Noise

Between Sound & Noise


In col­lab­o­ra­tion with the music label ECM to cel­e­brate the label’s 50 year lega­cy. Held in Seoul, Korea in 2019 the show fea­tured music from Mered­ith Monk, Steve Riech, Pat Methe­ny, Arvo Pärt amongst oth­ers. Four visu­al artists were asked to respond to ECM’s rich his­to­ry.

Work­ing in response to John Cage and his album As It Is’, Win­ston cre­at­ed a suite of 186 draw­ings.

With the draw­ings he was explor­ing 6 cat­e­gories of lis­ten­ing — for each of these cat­e­gories he devel­oped a dif­fer­ent style of draw­ing nota­tion. These can be seen as hor­i­zon­tal sec­tions that run through the 15 meter work.

The back­ing sheet for the few hun­dred draw­ings makes a work in of itself. Inspired by Cages 433″ — the cen­tral white square is the orig­i­nal sheet colour before the draw­ings were done. Inspired by Cage’s sem­i­nal piece 433″ [a musi­cal com­po­si­tion that instruct­ed the musi­cians not to play their instru­ments dur­ing the entire dura­tion of the per­for­mance].

Cre­at­ed for ECM Records 50th anniver­sary exhi­bi­tion RE:ECM Hyundai Card Stor­age Gallery, Seoul.

Instal­la­tion view of RE:ECM at Stor­age by Hyundai Card, 2019.

Film by Ed Prosser