Bach’s Partita No. 2 Chaconne is finally done. The work sheet for this music I dated July 3rd. I mentioned that for it is hard to write this entry for this project has exhausted my love and appreciation for this great music. Like earlier works this deliberately small-sized artwork continues the trend of consuming huge amounts of time. I don’t expect to shorten production time until this art has fully exploited the current sculptural look. For me, a three-dimensional look better represents the full range of music.
Taking a look at Bach’s notation from his Chaconne manuscript, I used his hand writing style to personalize parts of the design of this artwork, and kept my color choices limited to mostly browns and grays. I added a splash of violet, to relieve color boredom, which I like doing when a few colors dominate an artwork. After photographing, I spend time cutting out this final image from its background only to discover that I had use Photoshop to paint two small parts, pale green. Finally, I spend more project time adding two other small pieces to the music that are missing from this final image. Here is a sample from the Bach manuscript:
I was curious about a recent New Your Times article that maps the musical taste of the fans of 50 current popular musical artists on YouTube. I wanted to know how out-of-touch I was with today’s popular music. Going through the list I found that I was at least aware of, or have actually listen to the music of 21 artists on the list. When I checked my iTunes for their music, that list changed. Putting both observations together, my a musical connection to today’s popular musical artists expanded to 28 out of fifty. I thought that was a decent number for only being a casual fan of current music.
Scott Von Holzen