Music is the only art form I know nothing about, still I see and hear music in all the other arts; rhythm, pattern, movement, balance, silence, emptiness … these are all important qualities also in poetry and visual arts.
At the Drawing Room in London the exhibition Everything we do is music is underlining the affinities. You can see more about the exhibition here. The curator Shanay Jhaveri has an excellent presentation which it is not possible to embed here, but I do hope you find it at vimeo.
Shahzia Sikander is one of the contemporary artists included in the exhibition. A fine presentation of her work Disruption as Rapture can be found here:
John Cage, paraphrasing the Metaphysicist Ananda Coomaraswamy, said: The purpose of music is to sober and quiet the mind, thus making it susceptible to divine influences. This might sound strained, but I never found any form of meditation quieting my mind just as much as drawing do. And I think this is a main reason why I keep on sketching.
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