Artist Book Editions



CATALOG NO. B70-2015
Winds, An Interchangeable Musical Composition

Size in box: 8” x 9-1/2” x 1/2”, Size open: Dimensions variable - Enamel on 21 hand cut digital printed panels, box with stands for the panels and a Music CD and Video DVD in case.
Edition of 20

See also Winds Unique Book Work

Creative Commons License
Winds, An Interchangeable Musical Composition by Thomas Parker Williams is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Based on a work at

The music for Winds consists of 14 solo musical voices composed, performed and recorded by the artist on an electronic wind instrument. Each voice is represented graphically by a moveable acrylic panel. Musically the 14 voices, individually presented on the CD, may be arranged in many different combinations. A visual composition can be created illustrating the musical one using the moveable panels. The video illustrates the 14 solo voices and three of many possible compositional arrangements with animation of the moveable panels as each voice appears in the composition.

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Box with cover removed

Panels and Arrangements

Below is a visual representation of one of many possible arrangements of this composition. Users of this book are welcome to make their own musical compositions with the individual voices contained on the CD. Colors on the panels indicate, from dark to light, the position of the voice in the 4-1/2 octave range of the composition. The cut shapes and incribed lines of each panel indicate the texture and harmonic quality of each voice.

Arrangement No. 1

Arrangement No. 1

Arrangement No. 2

Arrangement No. 2

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Panel No. 2

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Panel No. 10

Panel No. A

Panel No. B

Panel No. C

Panel No. D