Work no. 256
The concept of this work is related to the guitar and crotales piece ...au double regard et sept baigneuses, which was almost the first time my lifelong interest in visual art has manifested itself in my music. A Portrait was inspired by some of Picasso's Ingres-influenced drawings in which the model's head and face would receive the most attention, while the rest would be done in outlines. The music started out as a simple diatonic melody, parts of which were then heavily worked by adding chromatic ornaments. The other pieces were produced with similar visual ideas in mind: a Max Ernst, a Monet, maybe a Mondrian; I didn't have specific drawings to work from – just a general idea of what kind of inspiration I was going to use.
Except where otherwise noted, content on this website is licensed
under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.