Thomas Parker Williams – Rhythm Grid


c. 2013
edition size 25 6 x 6 x 1,25 closed in case opens to 5 x 40


Rhythm Grid began as an idea for a musical composition featuring only percussion and flute. The idea centered around creating written drum parts using a grid of 16 numbers and simple mathematical formulas. The panels are a direct visual interpretation of the rhythm pattern of the measures with overprinted symbols for the improvised instruments. The eight double-sided panels are hinged with an ‘L’ shaped wire binding method that allows the panels to be read as a codex or arranged many ways.

paper, ink, wire, CD

Thomas Parker Williams lives and works in Philadelphia, PA, USA. His work includes hand-made artist book editions, unique book works, printmaking, and painting. Some of his artist book editions contain an audio element – music or sound work – composed, performed, and recorded by the artist. Tom’s artist books are in numerous private and public collections, including King St. Stephen Museum, Szekesfehervar, Hungary, and Columbia University, NYC.

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Thomas Parker Williams – Rhythm Grid

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