Drawing "Music for 83 Musicians" by Hunter Madsen

"Music for 83 Musicians"

 
TITLE - "Music for 83 Musicians"
WHERE - Lumber supply yard, San Diego, California (2015)

As is true for ants, bees, and baboons as well, the fine art of intricate collaboration is our species's bulwark against the natural chaos among us. The nuanced variations in this stack of carpentry trim, which I found carefully marked in yellow pencil at a lumber supply store, resonate distantly with their sonic counterparts in the astonishingly integrated and stupendously plangent masterwork, "Music for 18 Musicians," by Steve Reich.