Piece maps

The ‘piece maps’ below map out the occurrences of composition work on individual pieces in relation to other pieces being created at that time, pulling together patterns of work over the course of one calendar year for each map. They draw on categorisation of the notebook page images uploaded to this site, with each ● or empty cell representing one spread of two pages. Each ● indicates that work was undertaken on the piece whose title is in the leftmost column of that row.

Because I do not maintain a strict space limit in these books (some days may require more than one page; spreads usually represent two days, but may be only one, or may condense multiple days where little needed to be captured), the spatial arrangement of the maps should be accepted as being a little imprecise. They are a way to visualise ebbs and flows of work, and to more clearly indicate which pieces were being worked on around the same time. They provide a more easily comprehensible view, perhaps, of how work on different pieces operates in the context of everyday life, than can be easily discerned from perusing individual volumes. However, if you require more precise data, then I recommend you peruse the relevant book(s) from the View by volume page.

I have included only maps for the years where the combined composition journal/diary format has been in use (March 2019-present). The more complete record provided by daily logging in these books provides a more even sense of time across the diagrams to aid comparisons, and also because the altered books spreads on this site are both incomplete and often dated only vaguely. Some altered book pages are included where these have been accurately dated (usually identified in the journal/diary entry for that day).

I am continuing to develop this approach to data visualisation in this site. If you find it useful or have any suggestions for how it might be improved, please contact Caitlin.

2023

 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
A Memory of Wind                                                                                                                                                                    
Anglepoise                                                                                                                                                                      
Cake Piece                                                                                                                                                                  
Down Under                                                                                                                                                                       
Exquisite Bells (Cologne)                                                                                                                                                                      
Exquisite Excess                                                                                                                                                                      
HAYDN SPACE OPERA                                                                                                                                                           
Quiet Songs                                                                                                                                                                    
Studio Sounds                                                                                                                                                                      
TA commission                                                                                                                                                                      

2022

 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
A Memory of Wind                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Accretions                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Adjacent/Harmonious                                                                                                                                                                                                               
Exquisite Bells (Cologne)                                                                                                                                                                                                     
Exquisite Excess                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
From the Exquisite Dark                                                                                                                                                                              
HAYDN SPACE OPERA                                                                                                                                                                                                          
Nightcall                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Paper                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Quiet Songs                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Redpath Glass Experiment                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
TA commission                                                                                                                                                                                                                
TURN (Britten Variations)                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
VR Seaboard piece                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Whitespace                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

2021

 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
A Memory of Wind                                                                                                                                                                                             
Accretions                                                                                                                                                                                                              
HAYDN SPACE OPERA                                                                                                                                                                    
Impedimenta                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Lockdown Jams                                                                                                                                                                                          
Other ideas (incomplete)                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Quiet Songs                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Ragged                                                                                                                                                                                                              
Studio: Composer's Own                                                                                                                                                                                                             
trainlines                                                                                                                                                                                                             
TURN (Britten Variations)                                                                                                                                                                                                              
Walks                                                                                                                                                                   
Weird homemade album                                                                                                                                                                                                            

2020

 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
7317: Fall                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
8918: EDGE                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
A Memory of Wind                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Accretions                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
Bitcoin Piece                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
Community of Objects                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
dot drip line line                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Down Under                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
HAYDN SPACE OPERA                                                                                                                                                               
Impedimenta                                                                                                                                                                                                              
Lockdown Jams                                                                                                                                               
Quiet Songs                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
Shroud                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
TA commission                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
TURN (Britten Variations)                                                                                                                                                                                              
Walks                                                                                                                                                                                                        

2019

 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
8918: EDGE                                                                                                                                                                              
Anglepoise                                                                                                                                                                               
Community of Objects                                                                                                                                                                                
dot drip line line                                                                                                                                                                              
Down Under                                                                                                                                                                                 
HAYDN SPACE OPERA                                                                                                                                                                  
Impedimenta                                                                                                                                                                             
Plus-Minus piece (incomplete)                                                                                                                                                                                  
Quiet Songs                                                                                                                             
Studio Sounds                                                                                                                                                                            
TA commission                                                                                                                                                                               
TURN (Britten Variations)                                                                                                                                  
Whitespace