Chromatic Fields

Chromatic Fields

Ian Rastrick Fine Art is delighted to present 'Chromatic Fields', two events comprising a piano performance and exhibition; 'Chromatic Fields' is a collaboration between artist Duncan Bullen and composer Jamie Crofts.

The project centres around a limited edition ‘artist’ book, which explores their shared interests in composition, notation, drawing, music and silence. Repetition and near–repetition, rotation and permutation are also of importance, as is accuracy and inaccuracy of the human hand, resulting in fluctuations in touch and pulse.

The piano performance curated and selected by Duncan and Jamie will take place at the Maltings Theatre, St Albans, in which Jamie will perform a selection of his Chromatic Fields and Octonic Fields, alongside piano music by Erik Satie, Morton Feldman, Charles-Valentin Alkan, John Cage, Federico Mompou, Howard Skempton, Michael Parsons, and Josef Matthias Hauer.

The exhibition of Duncan Bullen's 'Chromatic Fields' drawings and the limited edition 'artist' book will take place at Ian Rastrick Fine Art.

Artists Biographies

Jamie Crofts was born in Nottingham in 1961 and studied Creative Arts at Newcastle Polytechnic. He has been writing music since 1977, and has given concerts involving the work of Erik Satie since 1979. Jamie has written “furniture music” for numerous exhibitions, including a commission from the V&A Museum for their Cutting Edge exhibition (50 Years of British Fashion) 1947 ‘97. He founded the music imprint SOUNDkiosk Piano Edition working with Robert Orledge to publish first correct editions of works by Satie and Liszt.

Duncan Bullen was born Norwich in 1962 he studied Fine Art at Leeds Polytechnic, he then went on to complete his Masters in Printmaking at the Royal College of Art. In 1991 he was awarded a scholarship to the British School at Rome. He has had several solo exhibitions since 1992 and his work has been included in many group exhibitions in the UK, USA, Latin America, Africa, the Far East and Europe. Since 1999 he has worked as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Brighton, where he is currently Course Leader for Fine Art Printmaking.