Wednesday 25 February 2015

You couldn't make it?

You couldn't make it? A glimpse of what you missed.

It was a cold night on February 4th, with icy roads and a flu epidemic, but our try-out of the programme Nightfall, (kinetic painting with the Ebonit Saxophone Quartetin the Amsterdam Conservatorium was warmly received by over a hundred enthusiasts. 

For those who couldn't make it, three snapshots from Haydn's Seven Last Words of Christ. Here's a 4 min. montage from the performance to tempt you to watch out for the next performance; and the link to the blog I wrote when preparing for this concert. We'll be back!

Monday 16 February 2015

Scribbles on the studio wall

Scribbles on my studio wall

We all keep jottings, ideas gathered here and there, stockpiled for inspiration, for the desperate days. Reminders to self: keep in mind when composing a picture, or designing the choreography of my kinetic painting. Wise words, floating across space and time from years gone by, these still speak to me.

Are they notes from books on calligraphy, Zen, Aikido, action painting? Fragments of advice for visual artists, authors, spiritual idealists? I can't remember. Each one is worth a whole discussion, or a hour's meditation before starting work. 

Thank you, whoever the authors were.