Time Particles Art and Music

This series of abstract paintings draws inspiration from a musical composition “Time Partials” originally recorded in 1979. Each painting in the series captures a unique facet of the music's evolution, employing a diverse range of visual techniques and colour palettes. 


From muted, ghostly echoes that pay homage to the lo-fi origins to vibrant and harmonious canvases representing transformation, the paintings collectively evoke a journey through time and sound. 

Print and Mint this Collection

The paintings in the "Time Particles" collection can be minted on objkt.com or printed on pixels.com.  Mintable Art in this collection is 6000 x 6000 pixels, suitable for printing or projecting on buildings. Music from this collection can be licensed for commercial use on Pond5.com

All Music, video and images are free-to-use and are licensed as CC BY-NC 4.0 (Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International). Attribution: Salt Spring Studios Ltd.

Time Particles: originally recorded in 1979 on a  Parlour Grand piano and captured on a portable cassette recorder, underwent a transformative process in 2021. A 1911 upright piano was introduced along with 1,000 vocal and vocal-like sounds, creating an ethereal dynamic. The percussion elements include Timpani and Church Bells. 

Chromatic Memories: A spectrum of colours represents the chromatic richness introduced by the 1911 upright piano. The painting unfolds like a tapestry of memories with each piano adding a distinct thread to the narrative, creating a composition that is both vibrant and nostalgic.


Enigmatic Phases: Colourful shapes and patterns depict the phasing effects within the music's layers. This painting explores the mysterious and unpredictable nature of the time-particle layers, with each phase unfolding in a display of visual complexity.

Ephemeral Harmony: A delicate dance of colours and shapes embodies the various blends of additional sounds in the time-particle layers. This painting captures the ephemeral nature of harmony and dissonance, with each layer contributing to the overall composition, creating a visual symphony of interwoven elements.

Ghosts in the Melody: This abstract piece visualizes the presence of ghosts within the composition. Faint, ghostly figures emerge from the depths of the canvas, representing the spectral quality of the vocal (and vocal-like) sounds incorporated into the music. The painting evokes a haunting beauty, with each stroke echoing the haunting echoes of the past.

Percussive Dreamscapes: Timpani and Tubular Bells come to life in this painting, as bold, rhythmic strokes and swirling patterns mirror the percussive elements of the music. The artist uses texture and depth to convey the impact of these instruments, creating a dreamscape where each beat reverberates through the canvas.

Resonant Fusion: In this piece, the 1911 upright piano is imagined through a harmonious interplay of vibrant colours, symbolizing the infusion of new life into the composition. The painting resonates with energy, echoing the enriched sound of the music. Dynamic strokes depict the fusion of a thousand vocal sounds, creating an ethereal and otherworldly atmosphere.

Temporal Echoes: This abstract painting captures the essence of a lo-fi recording in 1979, with muted, shadowy tones representing the distant whispers of the past. Layers of translucent brushstrokes convey the vulnerability of the Parlour Grand piano, and subtle smudges evoke the portable cassette recorder's imperfect capture on a Cassette tape.

The Sheen of Memories: Layers of glistening hues and delicate brushstrokes embody the sheen and phasing effects in the time-particle layers of the music. This painting captures the fleeting, reflective nature of memories, with translucent overlays symbolizing the instability of the past, shimmering like fragments of recollections.

Timeless Reverberations: This abstract painting captures the enduring reverberations of the composition. Ethereal, wispy strokes and a muted colour palette convey the timeless quality of the music, as if the echoes of the past continue to resonate through the canvas, creating a visual testament to the enduring impact of the original lo-fi recording.

Whispers of the Grand: Swirling muted colours convey the ghostly whispers of the original recording, creating an intimate and introspective portrayal of the instrument's enduring presence.