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Graham Holliday

drawn to… Unerforschtes Gebiet A – Thomas Köner

I used a Marco 9001 sharpened pencil to draw on a piece of 200g 21×29.7 cm Clairefontaine paper to this 21:50 track Unerforschtes Gebiet A by Thomas Köner from his Unerforschtes Gebiet album (2001). It’s an album of bitter cold, creaking ice and cutting wind.

This is the fourth in my experimental ‘drawn to… music’ series. At first, I had the paper placed vertically to draw blind. However, I was interrupted twice while drawing. I restarted the track each time, and turned the paper before each restart. I like how some of the lines kind of depict cracking ice. I’m glad I only used pencil for this drawing.

Graham Holliday is an editor, writer and media trainer with twenty years experience working on editorial, educational and digital projects for the BBC and others.