The Grid

"We see the grid in all sorts of guises. In the map of the city, in the facade of a skyscraper, the grid of the printed page, in the grid of an abstract painting..." [BBC Radio 3 documentary: Grid]

The timeline is a great grid. An anti-natural, rational device structuring what we see and hear across time.

  Friendship  [1963], Agnes Martin

Friendship [1963], Agnes Martin

The grid: a particular system for organising sound into musical expression: