Travel Throw #70

Across The Universe

February 2022

This long travel throw is the woven transcription of one of the Beatles’ most beautiful melodies, written in the late 1960s.

Each note is represented by a color, lines and columns are adopting the rhythms of the composition:

the fabric has become a music score.

Listen here to the Beatles’s original version of the song, and discover also Rufus Wainwright’s beautiful interpretation.

Beatles’ version

Rufus Wainwright’s version

In its width, the throw unfolds the « Jai Guru Deva Om » theme at the heart of the song.

In its length, it unrolls the melody on which the following lyrics are placed:

Words are flowing out like endless rain into a paper cup
They slither wildly as they slip away across the universe
Pools of sorrow, waves of joy are drifting through my opened mind Possessing and caressing me
Jai guru deva om
Nothing’s gonna change my world Nothing’s gonna change my world

At the edge and on the border of the throw, the colors are organised between two white stripes in the order of the scale: the dark blue line slightly larger than the others indicates the “G“ note and acts as a marker. (A-grey, B-beige, C-red, etc.) The white color is used to note rests. F-sharp is indicated by the alternance of green (F) and blue (G). C-sharp alternates red (C) and dark beige (D).