Friday, August 29, 2014

Ben and Dmitri

The Seattle chamber group Trio Pardalote asked me to draw Benjamin Britten and Dmitri Shostakovich for an upcoming concert. I somehow gravitate to younger photos of composers, though it's probably true that older faces are easier to caricature.

The file I sent them has a space under the image for the concert info. I hope Heather sends me a poster from their run -  my art always looks better combined with other people's text for some reason.

Friday, August 22, 2014

The Brandenburgers

I just about spewed my fries when I saw a reference to Bach's "Brandenburger" concertos at I'm like: Thank you, O Universe, for your endless supply of material!

(Although my drawing here was originally a design for a program segment called Bach's Lunch at the station where I used to work.)

Friday, August 15, 2014

Composer Scott Wollschleger

 Here's a drawing of my pal, the fab young American composer Scott Wollschleger. His wonderful Music Without Metaphor was recorded recently by Ivan Ilić, and can be heard on Ilić's new cd, The Transcendentalist:

Scott is a joy to work with and I hope to collaborate with him again sometime.

Ivan said my conception of Scott reminds him of Ben Gazzara in a movie called Killing of  a Chinese Bookie. He retweeted this to (of all hashtags) #pimpinainteasy.