this is a series of silly voice notes from my recently uploaded-and-upgraded phone sent a former musical accomplice, followed by a rough draft of the song it led us to. apologies for the quality, but this is how, well, this is how by one terribly modern medium, music is made
#music #livemusic #brooklyn #nyc #goodbye #blue #piano #monday #nyc #openmic #ny #newyork (at Goodbye Blue Monday)
Looks very similar to Yves Klein’s IKB hue of blue. Is it?
Kenneth Noland - Blue Veil (1963)
Getting into Noland’s chevrons and other angled paintings a lot more lately, after first falling for his target circles and later his horizontal stripes which I’ve used several of for Facebook cover photos. I wish I could meet another person that has a Noland stripe painting as their cover photo. I would marry that person.
Kenneth Noland, Determined Course, 1976
Noland’s shaped canvas paintings returns to the (excessively) subtle direction of his last stripe paintings, interrupted by the series of “plaid” patterns that were probably conceived as a sort of tribute to the neoplasticism of his teacher, Ilya Bolotowksy… My opinion is that, while those last stripe paintings were tightrope masterpieces, the Shapes are pretty much hit-and-miss and the novelty of their form manages to increase the impression that art has been reduced to splinters. If I viewed them in their proper settings, probably I would have liked very much for the chance given to colors to evade from their traditional rectangular shape. But Frank Stella’s works yield much more palatable results a few years before, and even I can’t deny that most of the Shapes seem formalist more than anything else… so forgive me, Noland, if I say that you’ve done the best decision by abandoning flatness and returning to texture and to being painterly (see the Papers and the ’80s Chevrons series).
OK, enough of the general speech - here’s one of my favorites from the Shapes series, Determined Course, a pretty clear case of how great a colorist Noland was. Incredibly graceful contrasts and a shape the fits the painting like a glove…
Noland’s shaped canvases are really interesting to me, something he experimented with both early on and in the 70s, as it was perhaps his biggest break from his well-known circle targets, stripes, and chevrons.Sometimes he tried to make geometric forms based on the canvas he cut, but here is one of his most sensual and most organic pieces of the period.
Aliens always want to go home…. (Taken with Instagram at Aldous’s Mansion)
Found in UCLA ‘s Schoenberg Music Library (Taken with Instagram)
Travelin’. #playing #cards, check. #blue #suede #shoes, check. #Poker #Chips, check. Official @spintoband pin? Check. (Taken with instagram)
Lines of power (cathode, anode, xylem, phloem) (Taken with instagram)