Painting to Music

Here’s a painting-in-progress, done to a recording of songs by Indiana folk musician Joe Peters.

I’d never seen someone do a painting live, with a music performance, until I saw it done at Joe’s CD release party last year (on which I played).  Then I saw it done on one (or was it two?) of Mike Block’s GALA NYC concerts last spring, and at the opening Summer Stage concert by Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble in New York’s Central Park (Times review here).  It’s a fascinating collaborative, creative component for a concert. Does it add anything to “the music”?  Not really.  To the overall human experience?  Sure!  I definitely want to program it this coming summer on a Greencastle Summer Music Festival concert.

Anyway, I love Joe’s music.  Enjoy.

(BTW, if you like the cello playing in the intro, the player’s initials are “E.E.”  If you don’t, then, uh, I don’t know who the guy is.  The wonderful violin/viola playing is definitely my dear friend and former spouse, Allison Edberg, who did the string arrangement.)



Filed under Allison Guest Edberg, Folk Music, GALA NYC, Greencastle Summer Music Festival, Joe Peters, Mike Block

3 responses to “Painting to Music

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  2. Did you see David Garibaldi when he came to DePauw–I believe it was in ’93. I didn’t get to go but Rob Tinnell told me about one of his Action Paintings that he did to a Jimi Hendrix tune. He did his painting in real time to a Jimi Hendrix tune and afterwards turned his painting ‘right-side up’ to reveal that it was a portrait of Jimi Hendrix he had painted. Here’s a vid of one of his performances:

  3. Pingback: Action Painting, Performance Art and Music | Mae Mai

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