Saturday, 15 December 2018
I don't know if this counts as "strange music," but a few weeks ago I heard Kim Carnes's "Bette Davis Eyes" on the radio, and it made me want to make a collage about a celebrity. So I looked through a photograph book and found this image of Marilyn Monroe, snapped in 1960 by Eve Arnold. In 1962 Marilyn Monroe said, "I do not consider myself a kind of merchandise but I am sure that many people do not see anything else in me... That is what annoys me: a sex symbol becomes an object. I hate being an object."
Machinery photos (1900) taken by Bernd & Hilla Becher are of blast furnaces that turn iron ore into molten metal, which is then poured into a mold.
Friday, 14 December 2018
Ever think about the music that might be coming from Pablo Picasso's music paintings? Well, this theme made me wonder and I bet it would be pretty strange.
Listening to the music is Picasso's "Woman in Blue" 1902.
Conducting the music is Glen Gray (courtesy of sheet music I found at a second-hand shop).
Picasso paintings in this collage:
"Ma Jolie" 1914
"Three Musicians" 1921
"Still Life with a Cake" 1924