Musical Interpretation of “Inner Lines”
Once in a while, a unique opportunity comes along that I’d never have imagined in a million years. This happened to me last month when a musical composer and pianist, Margin Alexander, contacted me and asked if I’d be interested in having my painting, “Inner Lines,” featured in an online musical event titled, “The Timbre of Canvases”. His vision was to create an event combining the two art forms of painting and music into one.
Margin had seen the painting on Instagram, and he told me it instantly caught his attention and he wished to compose a musical piece to reflect his interpretation of the artwork.
The event took place as a live broadcast on YouTube on May 30, 2022, and included 12 paintings by artists all over the world handpicked by Margin as inspiration for his musical compilation.
For my piece, he explained during the performance, “this (painting) seems to be something mythological and philosophical, and it made me think a lot. I started liking the fact that I was led deep into my thoughts into the meaning of it. It’s quite hypnotic.”
I was brought to tears when I heard the beautiful piece Margin created. It was a powerful experience to hear a melodic interpretation of work that I created from deep within my creative spirit.
Margin Alexander is a New York City metropolitan area based composer and pianist. You can read more about him and view a list of his upcoming events on his website www.marginalexander.com.
It’s his composition, “Moonlight,” that you will hear in my “River Life” collection video. To hear more of his music, go to his channel @margin b on Youtube, and iTunes.
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This painting is sold.
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