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:
The Red Stroke.
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.
The Black dots.
Small group of notes or chords for harp. I used different heatmaps with smooth edges for blending all these sounds together.
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 a photo from an exhibition at Tate Gallery with all 3 paintings.
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.