We arrived a little late, missing the first piece of music. Although I'm not an indiscriminate Zorn fan, there were some pieces as part of this series that I enjoyed. It seemed that this series of concerts was more popular than was maybe expected, and throughout the day things got more crazy and packed and at many points actually getting to see the musicians with my own 2 eyes was somewhat out of the question. As I'm apt to do though, I sometimes enjoyed the music in my own way from afar, wandering throughout surrounding galleries and picking up on bits of music that traveled and enjoying the sometimes relatively alone time. Although I wasn't getting the intended experience with the selected pieces of art, I enjoyed my own experience.
I like how the statue has nearly the same position as the completely unrelated painting. I also like the woman's expression in the painting.
Rembrandt Harmensz - The Raising of Lazarus & , Van Rijn - Portrait of Marten Looten; Jack Quartet performing "The Alchemist"
It was requested that no videos or photos were taken during the performances (Zorn's somewhat picky about this)... so I took photos before and after? I hope that follows the spirit well enough...
Setup for Claude Monet Nympheas, Kenny Wollesen & Carol Emanuel performing "The Gnostic Preludes".
I felt like the painting of the old man was equally appropriate for this music at times....
According to the plaque on the wall, this table was done in a technique called "micromosaic", which was a mosaic technique that used tiny little pieces of glass as the mosaic components. This provided tremendous detail that made these mosaics look like paintings from any distance (there were a couple wall pieces made from this same technique.) I think this table was made some time in the late 1800's.