I have always been a big fan of visual art, especially certain great painters. My interest in visual expression may have something to do with the fact that I hear in color, but either way it's a novel (if not new) concept.
For my third undergraduate senior recital, I composed a concert's-worth of music based on famous paintings, using the images as a basis for composition.
released May 1, 2006
Chris Beckstrom - saxophones, contra-alto clarinet, compositions
(full credits coming soon)
MEMBERS OF THE WMU JAZZ ORCHESTRA
Dave Izard - accordion
Aubrey Johnson - voice
Spiro Sinegos - drums
Recorded live by Jerry Mattei
at Zion Lutheran Church, Kalamazoo, Michigan
special thanks to Pete Prochnow, Trent Kynaston, and Zach Lane