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Graham Holliday

drawn to… Original BGM by Haruomi Hosono

drawn to… Original BGM by Haruomi Hosono (detail)

I was looking for a piece of music to draw to—something I hadn’t heard before—when I came across Original BGM by Haruomi Hosono. I believe this track is from a 1981 album by Yellow Magic Orchestra. It was only after I finished the drawing that I realised this music was made by the same guy who made Watering a flower 1984 cassette (花に水) – one of my favourite discoveries of the past few years.

drawn to… Original BGM by Haruomi Hosono (detail2)

I made this drawing blind using a sharpened HB pencil on a 21x21cm square piece of 250g/m2 acid free Clairefontaine paper. See more drawings from my drawn2music series on Instagram.

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.