Steve Reich is an American composer who pioneered minimal music in the mid to late 1960s. His innovations include using tape loops to create phasing patterns and the use of simple, audible processes to explore musical concepts. These compositions marked the use of repetitive figures, slow harmonic rhythm and canons.
Taking Reich's music as inspiration a series of hand pulled screen prints were created. The musical composition 'Clapping Music' was translated into shapes and patterns to reflect the rhythms of the 12 beat musical piece. Designed in two variations, the first showcases each musical beat as a gridded pattern, the second is a abstract adaptation, using two layers to create the screen printed artwork.
The range of prints were exhibited as part of Leeds Print Festival 2014 at Leeds College of Music.