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More Music Inspired by Visual Art: Music of Bruce Wolosoff

by Montage Music Society

Bruce Wolosoff's music captivates the imagination with pieces inspired by visual art of Eric Fischl, April Gornik and Milton Resnick. Montage Music Society's playing is elegant and impassioned.
Genre: Classical: New Music Ensemble
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1. The Loom, Pt. 1
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2. The Loom, Pt. 2
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3. The Loom, Pt. 3
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4. The Loom, Pt. 4
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5. For April
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6. The Astronomer's Key
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7. Roswell No. 8
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8. The New Bride
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Montage Music Society’s primary focus is seeking out, commissioning, performing and recording music inspired by visual art. A true society of musicians, the featured Montage performers on the CD recordinging are founding members: Sarita Uranovsky, violin; Stephen Dyball, viola; Marc Moskovitz, cello; Bruce Creditor, clarinet; Debra Ayers, piano

"The Loom" for violin, cello and piano (2014)
Composer's Note:
Ever since I was a young boy, I have been inspired by paintings. Certain paintings, for some reason I don't understand, cause me to spontaneously hear music in my mind. When I came across the beautiful watercolors of Eric Fischl, I immediately felt this inspiration and began sketching out the music that I was hearing. I told Eric about this and asked him if it would be okay with him if I were to use this material as the basis of the new piece I was composing for the Eroica Trio. Eric was intrigued by the idea, and we spent some time together in his studio, talking about it, laughing about it, playing around with ideas, placing images in different orderings to create possible narratives. At one point in the process, Eric suggested that we switch things up and he made a new watercolor in response to the music (Part Two). Needless to say, I was thrilled!"

The Astronomer’s Key for violin, viola, cello and piano (2017)
Inspired by the artwork of Milton Resnick, RAiR Alumnus 1970-'71
Commissioned from Bruce Wolosoff by Roswell Artists in Residence Foundation for the Montage Music Society in celebration of the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program's 50th Anniversary
Composer's Note:
"I was struck by the spirit of the place (AMoCA)…When asked to choose a work from the collection as the basis of my inspiration I was excited to find a work there by the eminent Abstract Expressionist painter Milton Resnick… his canvases are vast and they seem to go beyond the canvas and tap into something cosmic. This spiritual force is what attracted me to Resnick’s work."

Bruce Wolosoff is an acclaimed classical composer who has consistently gone his own way, resisting easy categorization in any genre or niche. His early love and study of diverse forms of music has worked its way into his classical compositions creating an authentic language that is a distinctive American voice. His catalogue, including works for ballet, opera, chamber and solo instruments, are frequently programmed internationally. In addition, Wolosoff has written for several films, performs his own work as a pianist and is a well respected teacher.

Montage Music Society’s highly acclaimed recording, “Starry Night Project” featured music of prominent, living American composers. It was supported by the Argosy Foundation Contemporary Music Fund and featured Montage’s first commission, Andrew List’s “Noa Noa, A Gauguin Tableau”. That work is now enjoys international renown. “More Music Inspired by Visual Art”, issued in multiple recordings, features work by Bruce Wolosoff, Ofer Ben-Amots, Nell Shaw Cohen, Monica Demarco inspired by artists Eric Fischl, April Gornik, Milton Resnick, Bebe Krimmer, Andy Goldsworthy, Luis Jimenez.

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