Images (Vol. 4) - Music Drawings

"Automatism" or the involuntary actions and processes not under the control of the conscious mind - for example, dreaming, breathing, or a nervous tic - played a major role in surrealist techniques such as spontaneous or automatic writing, painting and drawing: free association of images and words.

- MOMA website


A 2016 empirical study focused on "Free Associations Mirroring Self and World-Related Concepts" showed that personal associations are mutually inter-related and that the concepts of self and world are internally connected via direct and mediated dependences, which reflects the structuring of perception and understanding of self and world in people's minds.


- Kuška, Trnka, Kuběna & Růžička: Free Associations - Implications for Personal Construct Theory, Psycholinguistics and Philosophical Psychology



The rules of music drawing:


Relax. Choose some music. Listen. Draw the sound freely. Enjoy. Trust yourself. Stop when the music stops. Do not alter or edit. Never explain. Never apologise.




Image No. 1

Béla Bartók - Piano Concerto No. 3 in E major, Sz 119, 3rd movement: Allegro vivace, digital image on iPad, 2020




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Ludwig van Beethoven - Sonata for cello and piano No. 5 in D major, Op. 102, 1st movement: Allegro con brio, digital image on iPad, 2020




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Johannes Brahms - Intermezzo, Op. 76, No. 7 in A major, digital image on iPad, 2020




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Frédéric Chopin - Ballade No. 2, Op. 38, digital image on iPad, 2020




Image No. 5

Claude Debussy - L'isle joyeuse, L. 106, digital image on iPad, 2020




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Antonín Dvořák - Piano Quintet No. 2 in E-flat major, Op. 87, fourth movement: Allegro, Ma non troppo, digital image on iPad, 2020



Image No. 7

Franz Liszt - Études d'exécution transcendante, S.139, No. 10 in in F minor, digital image on iPad, 2020




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