Postcards of Matisse’s Blue Window (1913) and Bonnard’s Table in Front of the Window (1934-35) called out for construction paper cut-outs. As if that weren’t enough, I scouted among our shelves, where I spotted an ancient packet of watermelon seeds and put them to use.
I’ve been tempted for a while by a postcard of Krishna Riding a Composite Elephant (ca. 1790-1800), but I was avoiding the irretrievable act of cutting it up. That elephant, along with a post card of Pears and Grapes on a Table by Juan Gris (1913) kept beckoning, so finally I gave in.
Debussy’s L’Isle joyeuse (1904), performed by Marc-André Hamelin.
Jalbert writes: “Though this piece is not programmatic, imagining the air of secrecy and mysticism surrounding a medieval alchemist at work provided a starting point for the piece.” The complete program note is here.
Shaw writes: “Blueprint, composed for the incredible Aizuri Quartet, takes its title from this beautiful blue woodblock printing tradition as well as from that familiar standard architectural representation of a proposed structure: the blueprint.” Read her complete program note here.
Credits: Sources for the quotations may be found at the links in the text.