Joseph Kudirka

 

In 2013, I began making handmade pieces of paper, which function as individual pages in a score to an untitled piece.  While I make no attempt to make the pages as similar as possible, neither do I attempt to make them individually unique.  Each simply comes out as it is, a product of the materials at hand and environment of production.  So, though each page may be physically unique, what is important to me is that they are conceptually identical.

 

This method of working was largely a reaction to making scores where the notation seemed to be conceptually concrete, but the score was an ephemeral object — something sent as a pdf and printed out on various sized paper of varying quality.  This is meant to turn that relationship on its head.  What, if any “notation” may be present is entirely at the discretion of the performer, though the physical score is something over which I have complete control.