The Space Between

  • a collaboration with visual artist Dan Steeves
  • string quartet (25') with projected images
  • gallery installation with 12 intaglio prints (etchings)
    and eight-channel spatialized audio (17' loop)
  • premiered by the Tesla Quartet
  • 2017

Score and Archival Recordings

About the work

The Space Between is an interdisciplinary collaboration with visual artist Dan Steeves. The project includes a series of twelve intaglio prints projected behind a live string quartet, and an eight-channel spatialized audio installation featuring fragments of the recorded string quartet moving within the gallery space where the original etchings are hung.

The project also included pre-concert talks by the artists and an exhibition catalogue that with reproductions of the prints, score excerpts, and essays about the music and visual art.

The string quartet was premiered by the New York-based Tesla Quartet in March 2017 and an exhibition of the images and audio installation was first presented at the Owens Art Gallery for three months that year. The exhibition was subsequently mounted at the Saint John Arts Centre with an opening concert featuring the Saint John String Quartet.

This project was generously supported by the New Brunswick Arts Board / le Conseil des arts du Nouveau-Brunswick (ArtsNB), The Marjorie Young Bell Endowment Fund, The Marjorie Young Bell Fine Arts and Music Fund, Mount Allison University President’s Research and Creative Activities Fund, The J.E.A. Crake Foundation, Charles Street Financial Inc., The Owens Art Gallery, and Mount Allison University Department of Music.