The Gabe M. Wiener Music & Arts Library Exhibits scores by Marcelo Toledo
The Music & Arts Library has mounted an exhibition of works by Marcelo Toledo entitled Northern Skies. Toledo, an Adjunct Assistant Professor Music in the Music Department at Columbia University was born in Argentina in 1964. His compositions have been presented at International festivals and new music concerts for over 10 years.
Presented in the exhibition are images of scores entitled Noturno (2010), Dos miradas fugaces a la noche (2012), and Luminous emptiness (2012). All of these works derive their sonic elements from the images of 21 constellations visible in the northern hemisphere for part of the year.
Toledo’s writes, “A permanent back and forth between sound material and its notation occurs in the representation of musical ideas. The clear representation of visual materials re-injects new possibilities into the compositional process. The flexibility of the mechanism of representation expands the musical materials and opens—in an almost rhizomatic way—the intermediate states of the sound/image relationship.”
Toledo’s interest in the visual representation in music was first presented in the solo exhibition Sound Object at The LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University School of the Arts in 2004.
The exhibition is on display near the entrance of the library. Please visit the Music & Arts Library hours page for viewing times.