Entries from August 2009

An artist’s visual interpretation

August 18th, 2009 · No Comments · Uncategorized

The artist Vladimir Tamari, who is based in Tokyo, recently did a visual interpretation of my American Indian inspired music.  Like the Navajo painter David Chethlahe Paladin, Tamari “channels” the music and paints directly as he listens.  He has produced a whole “painting the music” series representing composers from Bach and Vivaldi to Copland and Takemitsu.  His […]

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Gravity and Shadow

August 17th, 2009 · No Comments · Uncategorized

During this heat wave in the Delaware Valley, I am keeping cool by practicing a new piece by the Italian composer Franco Cavallone entitled “Ombre allungate,” which he graciously dedicated to me.  Inspired by winter shadows cast by the pine trees on the mountainsides of the Dolomites, it draws its harmonic processes from the theories […]

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