Human freedom, compassion, musical statements
- Chris Bakriges
Works by Matisse from IU Collections
April 2–May 25, 2014
Special Exhibitions Gallery
The IU Art Museum’s complete suite of color plates from Henri Matisse’s Jazz is featured as a special addition to the exhibition Matisse, Life in Color: Masterworks from the Baltimore Museum of Art on view at the Indianapolis Museum of Art through January 12, 2014. When the prints return to Bloomington, they will be the centerpieces of our own special exhibition.
On Sunday, May 25, the final day of the exhibition I, along with bassist Jeremy Allen from IU’s Jacob School of Music, will perform the Matisse Project: Teaching the Eye to Hear, music inspired by the scissor cuts the great colorist collectively called Jazz. Jeremy's credits are long and include working with Bob Brookmeyer and Kenny Wheeler.
For more information and reservations contact the IU Museum of Art at 812-855-5445.
Musician inspired by Matisse's 'Jazz'
CHICOPEE - The sick-bed "painting with scissors" paper cut-outs French painter Henri Matisse created before his death and the text that accompanied them when they were published in 1947 inspired Elms College music lecturer and artist-in-residence Christopher G. Bakriges - a pianist, composer and educator - to create a musical reflection on the work.
"Teaching the Eye to Hear: Musical Reflections on Matisse's 'Jazz'" is Bakriges' musical interpretation of the artist's visual images. His son, violinist David C. Bakriges, is featured on the CD.
The series of 20 Matisse plates, collectively called "Jazz," "really stimulated me to look at his composition, form and color and really respond to that in a musical way," Bakriges said. "I could see what he was doing in my mind's eye and really respond to it musically."
on March 13, 2014 at 05.50pm
at Old South Church
- Thursday, Mar. 13 | 05:50 PM Jazz Vespers
- Saturday, May. 17 | 10:00 AM 2014 Elms College Commencement
- Friday, May. 23 | 07:00 PM Fiddle Funk
- Saturday, May. 24 | 07:00 PM The Sound of Surprise Jazz Concert Series
- Sunday, May. 25 | 03:30 PM Teaching Eyes to Hear: Reflections on Henri Matisse’s Jazz