Reflections on Art and Life
What happens when counterpoint meets jazz? Lot’s of interesting things. Colorful progressions, virtuoso solo passages, and a little bit of a “mood” are all found in my new composition Color Me Blue for soprano saxophone, 2 vibraphones, and double bass. This is not quite a standard set of instruments, but an interesting combination nevertheless.
Since, beside being a composer, I am also a graphic artist, it would not surprise anyone to know that I draw inspiration from visual art. I often think of harmonic progressions as hues of color, although I do not associate specific colors with specific chords. (And this would be an interesting topic for another post!)
Learn more about the piece here.
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