Friday, February 19, 2010

Drawing Music :: Kneebody

Kneebody. Young jazz. Vibrant cords. Positive energy. Electric show at 45 Bleecker Theater. Just read in NYTimes that "[Knebody's] most recent album, “Twelve Songs by Charles Ives” (Winter & Winter), featuring the vocalist Theo Bleckmann, was nominated for a Grammy this year, in the category of best classical crossover album. "
I like "crossover" as a music genre-it's very descriptive, as in "reaching out for other things" or "stepping outside".

Drawn on my iPhone

On view in MoMA NYC in augmented reality >

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Drawing Music :: John Zorn's Masada

Another night of fantastic music with friends. This time, it was John Zorn's Masada at the Abrons Arts Center Henry Street Settlement. I love drawing at concerts because it makes me hear the music better. It really does! And when I look back at the drawings, they bring back sounds and melodies. We were up on the balcony, and it was so dark I could barely see the paper, so all the drawings were pretty much's a few of them.
*not iPhone art

John Zorn

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Drawing Music :: Cyro Baptista

An impromptu carinval, anybody? With Cyro Baptista, Brazilian jazz & world music percussionist? I'm there! Tonight, at the SVA theater in the city. All I had on me was a pencil and an ink pen, so that had to make do. But, after I got home, I couldn't resist adding some color-it WAS a Brazilian carnival, after all! The stage was covered with all kinds of sound-making devices and a multitude of musicians. It looked and sounded like the Tower Of Babel.
*not iPhone art

Cyro Baptista, the man himself

Cyro with some band members

Cyro's Japanese tap dancer/drummer performing Balinese dance; masked SVA students watch her, mesmorized.

All together now, loud as ever!

African Drummer's solo

A Led Zeppelin song, sung and played on Theremin Vox by Lisette Santiago, who's also a killer percussionist. Amazing.

Lisette Santiago on a "Tambourine Tree".

Cyro with a multitude of hand-made instruments. On the far left, these are pipes from the Home Depot. The sounded unbelievable.

What a show! Special thanks to my friend for this opportunity.

MTA worker

Drawn on my iPhone

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Figure Drawing

Here are a few model studies from a life drawing class.
*not iPhone art.