Join Nevis for World Creativity & Innovation Day!

Create a graphic score for an endangered species!

Along with organisations and artists in more than 90 countries, Nevis Ensemble is taking part in World Creativity & Innovation Week (15 – 21 April 2021), and we’d love you to join us!

This coming Wednesday 21 April 2021, marks World Creativity & Innovation Day, and to celebrate some Nevis Ensemble musicians invite you to create graphic scores for them to improvise on as part of our #100DaysOfGreenNevis campaign.

Our the last few months oboist Olivia Tomasovic (@the_wandering_oboist) and bassoonist Sarah Keen (@thekeenbassoonist) have been posting a short improvisation each evening in order to highlight an endangered or threatened species. You can see a couple of examples below of their pieces below.

Olivia has been creating her own graphic scores to go along with the improvisations; you can see a couple of examples below and read more here.

Do you like drawing, painting, collage or just making shapes and colours on a page? Have you ever imagined that your artworks could be turned into music? Now is your chance – we’d love to hear from you!

For World Creativity & Innovation Day, Nevis Ensemble invites you to unleash your creativity and make a graphic score inspired by an endangered species. Several of our musicians, including Olivia, will pick their favourites and turn your artworks into mini pieces of music!

The Earth is currently experiencing its sixth mass extinction. One out of four of the world’s mammals and over 40 percent of amphibians are threatened with extinction due to human activity, including habitat destruction, overexploitation, climate change, and pollution, as well as human overpopulation. This your chance to give voice and music to our dying species!

Graphic scores are visual scores often involving shapes, lines and colours that musicians respond to freely and interpret into music. Whether you’ve never heard of a graphic score before in your life, or you just love putting colours and lines on paper, we welcome all contributions.

Your graphic score can be in whatever from you like (pen on paper, paints, collage etc). Perhaps you have some other ideas…! We assure you, there is absolutely no way your graphic score can go wrong.

Take a photograph of your graphic score and send to georgina@nevisensemble.org by the end of Wednesday 21 April.

If you want to learn more about graphic scores you can look at one of our other projects, Breathe and Draw, here.