Editing, or completely changing your work is a normal part of most creative processes. Over time, I lost track of how many times I altered, or scrapped entire sections of my thesis and it seems that the composer may have had a similar disposition. Yet, where I could easily backspace, copy and paste on my Word document, Allan Blank had to be a bit more creative. When revising a handwritten score dated 1958, Blank would tape the edited page over the original much like Picasso painting over one piece to create the Blue Room. Consequently, page five of the String Quartet 1958 for Viola has had the edge taped over to illustrate both the changes and the original composition. However, if you look closely at the corrected edit, you can see that Allan Blank continued to make adjustments to the score in pencil.

 

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail