Copyright © 2019 Antonio Forte

soundpainting

soundpainting no. 1

2013/2018

acrylic and oil on canvas

24x60

piano, electronics, and digital tape manipulations

15:53

soundpaint no. 1 -
00:00 / 00:00

soundpainting no. 1 is a “gesamtkunstwerk” that uses concepts of form in both music and painting--shape, rhythm, timbre, color, dynamics--to inform the overall composition. Having been inspired by works like Paul Klee’s Fugue in Red (itself directly linked to Klee’s admiration for the music of J.S. Bach), this diptych was created in the Abstract Expressionist style. 5 years later it was revisited, translated into a sound piece which reinterprets its compositional structure via an improvised piano solo with post-recording manipulations.

Photographs by Tabitha Sherrell