Prime Number Meters - 3/8 (a), 5/8 (b), 7/8 (c)) and 11/8 (d)) shown with panels protruding
Specifications - unique book
4 sets of drawings and covers consisting of a cover 12” x 12” x 1/4” and three hinged panels each 11.75” diameter Panels open to 35”
Paper – Strathmore 400 series acrylic sheets
Media - Dry pigments in alkyd medium, acrylic inks, enamel and pigment markers
Binding – disappearing hinge structure
All artwork, music composition, drum programming, recording and performance (all instruments)
by Thomas Parker Williams
Prime Number Meters by Thomas Parker Williams is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License
Transcriptions is a subset of the Wordless – Painted and Drawn Narratives series.
Prime Number Meters are experimental original music compositions using four prime numbers, 3, 5, 7 and 11, as the upper number of the time signature of an eight-beat measure. These time signatures, 3/8, 5/8, 7/8 and 11/8, result in music with a very different feeling than the 4/4 rhythm commonly used. All rhythms in Prime Number Meters are programmed to run at a tempo of 200 quarter-note beats per minute.
The visual works of three panels each are literal transcriptions of the music. The color panels on the front convey the mood created by the music, and are accurate in horizontal distance to the tempo. The reverse side of the panels illustrate the programmed rhythm sections in music notation.
The covers, resembling LP covers, illustrate an enlarged section of the color panels.