MusIcon™: “Blue II”

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Blue II” by Joan Miro is the second MusIcon I composed.  “Blue II ” is a 1961 abstract oil painting by the Spanish modern artist Joan Miró. The painting is the middle part of a triptych.  In this painting there are 3 main different music themes:

  1. The Red Stroke.

    Music heatmap for "The Red Stroke" music theme.

    Music heatmap for "The Red Stroke" music theme.

    Composed for solo cello, strings orchestra, various percussion instruments, trombones, tuba, vibraphone and celesta is the main theme of the MusIcon representing the red stroke of the painting.

  2. The Black dots.

    Music heatmap for "The Black dots" music theme.

    Music heatmap for "The Black dots" music theme.

    Music heatmap for "The Black dots" music theme.

    Music heatmap for "The Black dots" music theme.

    Music heatmap for "The Black dots" music theme.

    Music heatmap for "The Black dots" music theme.

    Music heatmap for "The Black dots" music theme.

    Music heatmap for "The Black dots" music theme.

    Small group of notes or chords for harp. I used different heatmaps with smooth edges for blending all these sounds together.

  3. The Blue.

    Music heatmap for "The Blue" music.

    Music heatmap for "The Blue" music.

    Two trombones playing a C and a B flat note in the blue  areas of the painting.

 

“Blue II” is the center painting of a triptych.
Below is photo from an exhibition at Tate Gallery with all 3 paintings.

Joan Miró Blue I-II-III 1961

Joan Miró's Blue I, II, III (1961) Centre Pompidou, Paris © Successió Miró/ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2011. Photograph: Andrew Dunkley/Tate Photography

What is a MusIcon™?

MusIcon™ is a picture where you can move and listen to different music moments. There are various music sources that come from different points. If you want to read more about the creation and inspiration of MusIcon™ read my post here.

NEW: Get it on your android phone!

I created an android application so you can enjoy the MusIcon in your phone. Explore the painting with your finger or tap the magic wand and use the “Random Tour” while you are on the go with your earphones. You can download it from bellow:

Get the MusIcon – Blue II Android app from SlideME.

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If you want to post this MusIcon™ in you website or blog then use the following code:

<iframe width="100%" height="410" src="http://kranidiotis.gr/MusIcons/MusIcon.swf?xmlURL=/MusIcons/Joan Miro - Blue II/MusIcon.xml" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen scrolling="no"></iframe>

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