Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Unfamiliar Rhythms

Gentle Music

My inclinations for these players are soft colour combinations on a background of pigeon grays. Such gentle shades invoke the beautiful sounds of Early Music like that of Guillaume de Machaut or Perotin. I play it now and then for its simple grandeur that can in turn elevate my spirits.
The painting is taken from an archived drawing set that featured players in small groups, drawings that were flights of imagination and journeys to another place of musical experience.
Look at them for a moment, hear the strains of unfamiliar rhythms that draw you in - are they sacred sounds or those of a Transylvanian gypsy wedding?

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