Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Zephyr (poem)

Zephyr

(word, woven
reaching fronds
curved
  a tree round
watching
wind-dancing)

Woven-wound and wind-dancing,
a curved tree watches its fronds,
to reach airy conclusions.

A bird, holed up, corroborates
its wit: cotton-leafed wings
whistle the midsummer postprandial breeze.

July, still before a thunder-burst.


(7/22/2014)

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Creating in a VISUAL Mode

Music events need posters to help in getting the word out, and one of the music-related jobs I've enjoyed is getting to design posters for concerts and other music-related events. I thought I would let folks on here know that I have a little "portfolio" set up on my Flickr account, here. Check it out!

Here are a couple of my favorites on there right now...


Opera Organically Masquerade 11x17-proof2 Early Music Winter14 17x11

Something I enjoy is taking an image of a classic work of art and using it to represent a music event. Does art ever affect how you feel about music?

Friday, June 20, 2014

Sails

I have not shared on here for a couple of weeks, so here is an interesting rendition of Debussy's Prelude, Voiles, transcribed for violin and piano and performed by Grigory Feygin:


http://youtu.be/dWtKlnktFNY

Debussy's use of whole tone and pentatonic scales gives this piece a unique and evocative sense of space. Voiles is French for "sails." The original piano work is number two from Debussy's first book of Preludes, 1909–1910.