clncl (clncl) wrote in portraitsinjazz,

ca476 - Joe Frawley - Curious Perspectives

Artist: Joe Frawley
Title: Curious Perspectives
Date: 2011-11-07
Keywords: piano solo; dark ambient; experimental; sound collage
(320 kbps)

This work uses as a launching point advanced theories of artistic perspective- namely by the French mathematician and painter Jean Francois Niceron, who wrote about the anamorphic distortion of images in the 17th century. Anamorphosis is the art of geometrically distorting a painting, drawing, etc., to the point at which it becomes unrecognizable. The distorted image can then only be seen correctly by viewing it from an unusual vantage point, such as from an extremely narrow angle of vision. The use of mirrors to both distort images and correct image distortions is key to many anamorphic works. This music is both an homage to Niceron and an exploration of mirror-image dualities and distortions, geometric deviations, and altered perspectives both artistic and psychological...

Joe Frawley is an experimental composer & pianist, working out of New London, Connecticut, whose works blur the boundary between music and sound art.

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