Below are examples of visual art (paintings, animation and computer graphics) that were created by each artist after listening to a specific piece, composer or genre of music. Next to each example is a recording of the music that inspired it.
Listen to the music and look at the art.
Here are some questions to think about as you look and listen: How does the music and art relate to one other? Does the music “look” like the art? How? Does the art “sound” like the music? Why? How does each art example convey the: mood, style and speed of the music and the sound of the instruments?
Artist: me, Sharon Roffman
Painting: C Major Scale
Musician: Sharon Roffman
Music: C Major Scale
Artist: Stephen Malinowski
Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Music: Concerto for oboe and violin, 2nd movement, BWC 1060R
SYN-Phon – Graphical notation and composition by Candas Sisman
Barabás Lőrinc: Trumpet
Ölveti Mátyás: Cello
Candas Sisman: Electronics and Objects