Some Recent Music Works

Been fairly busy the past couple of years working on new paintings, drawings and new mediums.  Here are just a handful of the dozens of works created.:

Out of the Blue by Britt Conley
This is part of a series I did, personifying severals Jazz Composers writting styles.  One of the interesting aspects of Jazz composer, John Kocur’s aural communication is done with his reed articulation. To articulate with a reed instrument, one, has to press their tongue upon the reed just so, in order to articulate the grammar of stops, starts and nuanced sputterings that are used with creating the saxophone sentence.  These are the vowel vocabulary for shaping the sounds and their dynamics, and rise and fall. This piece personifies his writing and playing style including this all important articulation. I’ve added other instrumentation from piano, guitar, bass and drums. He received the painting and composed an original composition for it. Medium:Oil on CanvasDimensions: 30×48 Date: 2014

 

 

 

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Circles and Chords by Britt Conley and Gene D'Andrea © 2014
I am representing the writing style of composer Gene D’Andrea. I visualized the experience of his sound in relation of that to his actual musical world. He loves a very open space and allows that space to vastly exist and breath between his notes. He then fills his space with neat sounds and punctuated metallic twerks and twirls which often march about with great complex fluidity within his wide ambiance. I then sent him the painting, which he used to compose a new original work based on this painting.Medium: Oil on Canvas 30×48, 2014

 

 

Rhapsody in Blue by Britt Conley
Gerwin’s Rhapsody in Blue as it’s being performed, recorded and turning into digital media. The work represent sections of the music, the clarinet and orchestra with interactions between phrasings and parts. With this work, I’m attempting to address the morphing between live vs. recorded sound and address the human elements vs. condensed and inanimate data. Medium:Mixed Media, graphite, pen, watercolor, acrylicDimensions: 32″ x 20″Date: 2015

 

Rapsody in Blue by Britt Conley
Rapsody in Blue by Britt Conley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beethoven Missa Solemnis by Britt Conley
Beethoven Missa Solemnis by Britt Conley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In 1948 John Cage wrote his magnificent work, “In a Landscape” I find it a stunningly beautiful piece.  Each sound that rises from the keyboard is fully resonant and simply rises up into the landscape.  I’ve decided to make this lanscape the upper stratosphere where sound leaves the planet and becomes one with the starts.  Each note, a gem, a star, a floating up into  vibrant strings of sounds.  Here is the piece: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2wtmQkvX7A.

John Cage: In a Landscape by Britt Conley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sculpture moc-ups.

Working on this larger mock up for the bigger version for 2017.
Working on this larger mock up for the bigger version for 2017.

 

Music phrasings on ceramics by Britt Conley
Music phrasings on ceramics by Britt Conley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Currently in the Directors Collection at the Workhouse Arts Center
Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite.  Currently in the Directors Collection at the Workhouse Arts Center

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bernstein by Britt Conley
Bernstein By Britt Conley

 

 

 

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A visual soundscape artist: painter of music