Piping Centre - Glasgow - Stained Glass Windows
The project for the National Piping Centre was completed in 1996. I am still immensely proud of this project. The lettering throughout these windows is Canntaireachd. This word was unknown to me when I began this project. This is a method of notation basically. It is a
sung form of the main tune as vocalisations. Therefore the tune is there. The "words" used show how the notes should be fingered including the grace notes. The windows are based on Pibroch, properly written as Piobaireachd which is the classical form of Scottish Bagpipe music. Basically a theme and variations.
Recently I have returned to the theme of bagpipe music. I have been developing a system whereby each note has a colour. I have been working with this using Bullseye Glass. The project can be seen here.