What is Soundpainting?
Soundpainting is the universal multidisciplinary live composing sign language for musicians, actors, dancers, and visual Artists. Presently (2013) the language comprises more than 1200 gestures that are signed by the Soundpainter (composer) to indicate the type of material desired of the performers. The creation of the composition is realized, by the Soundpainter, through the parameters of each set of signed gestures. The Soundpainting language was created by Walter Thompson in Woodstock, New York in 1974.
5 basic signs
Learn the basics of Soundpainting.
Here is some extracts from Walter Thompson's Soundpainting Workbooks.
Basics of Soundpainting
Other Soundpainting groups
Borderline Ensemble (Copenhagen)
The Finnish Soundpainting Ensemble (Helsinki)
Berlin Soundpainting Orchestra (Berlin)
Batik Soundpainting Orchestra (Clermont-Ferrand)
CHEMIN FAISANT (Cannes)
Le CuBe (Orléans)
KLANGFARBEN ensemble (Paris)
more to come....
WTO Walter Thompson Orchestra (New York)
SPIO (Soundpainting Italian Orchestra (Milano)
SSSPPP Ensemble Soundpainting In Belgium
Soundpainting BH (Belo Horizonte)
Soundpainting Rio (Rio de Janeiro)