The Conductor’s GesturesSep 04 2012 ·
Bach / Stokowski – Toccata & Fugue in d minor, conductor Paul Mauffray
Music to My Eyes Competition of MATT (Society of Hungarian Graphic
The conductor is a performer, a leader of bigger bands. Who leads the orchestra with passes. These gestures are as essential as the sign language for the deafs.The conductor’s movements have exact and important denotation. He is able to tell through his gestures the composition’s substance and the way the music should be played.
He defines the rhythm and the melody by his hand movements. He draws an abstract creation in the air with his hands with the goal of communication and that is how he becomes the composition visually and formally in the end. This way he creates a fusion between musician, artist and designer.