|Title||The Free Circle|
|Subtitle||Improvisations on the Circle of Fifths|
|Artist / Creator||Thomas Parker Williams|
|Press Name||Luminice Press|
|Place of Publication||Philadelphia, PA|
|Process / Technique||Relief printed on the Luminice Press with 36 different press set-ups and 25 colors|
|Number of Images||9 illustrations including covers|
|Structure / Binding||Two part circular structure accordion|
|Medium / Materials||Tyvek hinges|
|Paper Stock||Mowhawk Superfine Cover smooth. Covers are Classic Linen|
|Number of Pages||6 pages plus cover|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||8.5 x 8.5 x .25 inches closed. Extends out to 25.5 inches.|
|Edition Size||Edition of 25|
|Signed & Numbered||Signed and numbered edition|
The Free Circle is an illustrated musical composition that has six improvised solo passages performed by the artist with an electronic wind instrument and alto saxophone over a pattern of perfect fifths in all possible key signatures. Each solo passes through at least four key signatures. The solos are illustrated as shapes and colors, relating to the instrument choice as well as the lightness or darkness that I assigned to the key signatures. There are colors for each solo demonstrating major and relative minor keys. Each of the six solo panels has a central text area identifying the key signatures of the solos.
Artist BioThomas 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.