The Score Is Not the Music by Melinda Steffy Artwork will be on display in Margaret Martin Gehman Gallery (EMU, University Commons) and the lobby of Lehman Auditorium from June 14-21, with an artist talk at 2:00pm on June 14. Presented in collaboration with the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival. “The score is not the music.” This maxim, referenced in a 2011 New York Times essay about non-traditional music notation, rem
By Edith Newhall, for the Inquirer May 10, 2015 [view original publication] Writing and music have much in common, but the similarities that emerge when the two forms of communication are translated into graphic systems of color, as seen in the pairing of paintings by Gerard Brown and Melinda Steffy in “Chromography: Writing in Color” at Rowan University Art Gallery, are remarkable. Brown, a writer and a
Been following along on the buzz about the “Chromography: Writing in Color” exhibition currently on display at the Rowan University Art Gallery? Here’s what’s been going on: April 24, 2015 – DonArtNews http://brewermultimedia.com/color/ April 20, 2015 – NJ.com http://www.nj.com/indulge/index.ssf/2015/04/rowan_art_exhibit_chromography.html April 14, 2015 – The Whit (Rowan Univ
Listen to music to accompany my artwork on display at Rowan University Art Gallery from March 23-May 9 and the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival from June 14-21, including Glenn Gould playing Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier, Jeno Jando playing Bartók’s Mikrokosmos, and Yo-Yo Ma playing Bach’s first Cello Suite.
For Chromography: Writing in Color, Gerard Brown and I have engaged artist Jane Irish to write an essay for the exhibition brochure. She had several questions for me (Why Bach? What is the purpose of a score to you? What is your step-by-step of process?), to which I wrote a long and rambling reply. For those with the same sorts of questions, I present my responses to Jane in their entirety. _____ I trace this current
In June, you’ll be able to catch my artwork as part of the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival. As an occasional singer in the Festival, I’m looking forward to being involved this year on the visual art side. Should be the perfect pairing of artwork and music! Be sure to come out on Sunday, June 14 for a presentation at 2:00pm that explains more about my process and looks at other forms of untraditional music