Monday, November 21, 2011

Combining arts and talents

Through the wonders of seemingly random internet connections, a wonderful painter found my music, and I found her artwork. After a little introduction and mutual admiration, we decided to blend our talents into an audio-visual feast. OK, perhaps that's a bit of a mouthful, maybe it is best to just cut straight to the movie. Natalya's hand-drawn artwork, and my music:

She works in colors and black-and-white, all painted by hand, and she is rumored to be showing in a gallery soon. The music is an updated version of my older piece "Quixotic Dreams", which you can read more about, by clicking here and reading the description.

Make sure to check out more of Natalya's works on her YouTube channel here.


Lynda Lehmann said...

That was an exciting and fanciful collaboration! I very much enjoyed your music and her drawings, each complementing the other!

I'm all for the totality of aesthetic experience created by merging modes and genres, etc.

Because I do "process/action painting" (usually abstract expressionist in style) I was invited by a Long Island gallery to paint to live music in a similar vein. The music and the emerging painting were to play off each other and result in something unexpected.

I didn't choose to pursue that venue. Although philosophically it resonates with me (I always wanted be part of the Bauhaus era) I felt I was not wanting to be a "performing" artist.

I'm glad I found your blog. Thank you for finding mine!

Drakonis said...

Lynda, thank you for visiting my little corner of the internet too, that is very kind of you. And I hope you enjoy some of the different art forms I am attempting too. I cannot "perform" as an artist, I prefer to be creative in a more quiet personal setting, then offer the results after months (or years) of hammering the details into them. But the inter-relationships between the different arts has always fascinated me, and although I'm "a master of none", I love learning about many kinds of artistic expression. Your words and photos and paintings are inspiring me, thank you.