This is Not a Violin, it is a Doorway celebrates ReVerse Butcher’s arresting and innovative achievements that were unleashed through Sarah Curro’s perceptive patronage. A process that began with Sarah asking ‘Can you paint a violin for me?’.
The canvas was provided by innovative luthier, Paul Davies in the form of a Spur Semi-Acoustic violin – a ground-breaking instrument that he has developed to bridge the gap between acoustic and electric violins.
ReVerse Butcher’s concept was to create a nine-part graphic score of a movement from Sarah Curro’s favourite piece of music, and to install that score on the violin. That favourite is the War Requiem by Benjamin Britten – raw, difficult and unpredictable music that sets poetry by Wilfred Owen and traditional Latin text for a Mass for the dead. The result is jarring and spectacularly compelling.
The completed violin was first used in performance in 2016 during the ninth concert in Sarah’s VOLUME series promoting the numerous pieces she has commissioned.
This is Not a Violin, it is a Doorway offers readers a rich visual and audio experience as it chronicles an imaginative act in creating a unique doorway into the mysteries of Art.
A unique artistic experience
A book that details the initial meeting and collaboration of two artists from different backgrounds and artistic disciplines, which in turn opens the door to the words and music of artists that have inspired them. I recommend this multidisciplinary, multi-sensory experience to anyone who values colour, creativity and the mystery that art holds.
A beautiful concept and book
Ready for book 2
A beautiful instrument
A beautiful instrument and a great read!