Applied Music Lab
Modest Mussorgsky is quoted as saying “Art is not an end in itself, but a means of addressing humanity.” Inspired by several works in this show, the composition students composed music to accompany a few of the pieces. Much like Mussorgsky’s most famous work “Pictures at an Exhibition”, the elements of art (line, shape, space, value, form, texture, and color) are translated into musical elements, such as instrumentation, texture, and melodic flow. Each musical work is different in its own light, but there is a common melody that connects one work to the other, acting as the glue that holds such a wide variety of musical styles together. Our artistic world is not separated by our senses, but connected by them. Music will enhance what we see and allow us to explore the depth of the art around us.