Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Look and Listen

Recently I was invited by my friends to go draw at the Look and Listen Festival. It was interesting to listen to the different sounds and think of them as music or even something that evokes other emotions & thoughts from us. I walked into the performance to the quiet hush of the audience and the sound of tearing paper. It was interesting how the audience contributed to making the sound become more significant. It felt like we were at a temple listening meditatively to the sounds of a deep bell ringing at regular intervals.
I really enjoyed the listening to the vocal group that performed. They were beautiful to listen to. There was also a musician who loved to make music on her baby piano. While she played on her red baby piano I couldn't stop thinking about Linus from the cartoon Peanuts! For those of you who are familiar with the Charles Schultz cartoon, you would remember that Linus would always play music very seriously on his baby piano.
The performance was held at a gallery with art on the wall and you really were there to "look and listen". Art and music both complement and amplify each other. I really enjoyed my night of drawing and I hope you can experience a little of that through my drawings!

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