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Fri, May 17


Sangita Vadhana Hall


by Selina Jones

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Time & Location

May 17, 2019, 6:00 PM

Sangita Vadhana Hall

About the Event

I have always been very interested in colours and visual associate to harmony in music. My concert program starts with Bach Partita no.1 in Bb major. I really enjoy playing Bach, to increase the fun at the stage of learning the piece I always come up with weird short stories in my mind to impersonate the character of Bach's music. Bach does not tell you specifically how he wants his music to be performed, he gives freedom to the performers to decide how to interpret the music for themselves. I will be sharing some of my ideas on each movement via visual sketches and let my audience find out more about my stories in the program notes.

Debussy’s ‘Estampes’ will be the following piece in my recital.. With this particular piece I would like to focus on colours and tone to express visually the music’s inherent fluidity and atmosphere.

Everytime I listen to Debussy’s compositions I wonder how I could show the audience what colours I see while I perform. This is the idea that sparked this project will use visuals to show the audience the hidden colours in Debussy’s harmony.

I choose ink and water to interpret what I feel towards Estampes by allowing the analogue and organic flow of those liquid materials to metaphorically mirror what happens in Debussy’s composition . I have seen videos of ink in various shades of colours dropping into water , there is something very mesmerising about the ways in which the ink expands and flows on screen in a natural way. I will be experimenting with different shades of ink and pick the best colour matching the harmony in each movement.


  • Johann Sebastian Bach : Partita no. 1 in Bb Major

l. Prelude

ll. Allemande

lll. Courante

lV. Sarabande

V. Minuet I & ll

VI. Gige

  • Claude Debussy : Estampes

l. Pagodes

ll. La soirée Dans Grenade

lll. Jardin sous la pluie

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