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On June 12, 2021 I presented an exciting joint collaboration with my wife, the artist Laura Salzberg. Laura's artwork is extrodinary in its use of color, shape, line and imagery. I was first attracted to her series of face paintings. These were abstract in nature; however to me, she went much deeper than the image of a face. She brought out an element of who they were , that part of each of us that we often keep hidden from others. She was able to bring out the soul of the individual. I have chosen three of these face paintings to create a musical statement. It is my attempt to bring out what is hidden in the image of the individual. The three movement suite is a directed improvisation for a new trio called Sound House and features Doug Cuomo on guitar & effects with Gary Fogel on drums & percussion.
As New York City and the world began to open up once more and the new normal starts to settle in, we presented a solo art exhibition of Laura's newest works, many completed while in lockdown from her apartment studio and a studio space in Long Island City, Queens. As part of the opening on Saturday, June 12, 2021, Sound House performed the premier of the Faces Suite - My Hand, Natural Force, She Told Me. Watch this website and my social media sites for performance videos of Sound House performing the Faces Suite over the next few months.
Paintings by Laura Salzberg
Music by Sound House
Bill Stevens - trumpet & effects, Doug Cuomo - guitar & effects, Gary Fogel - drums & percussion
Prince George Gallery
15 E 27th Street New York City
Friday, June 11, 2021 Hours: 10:00 - 6:00pm
Saturday, June 12, 2021 Hours: 10:00 - 6:00pm
Sunday, June 13, 2021 Hours: 10:00 - 6:00pm
Opening Reception on Saturday, June 12, 2021 from 4:00 - 6:00pm featuring the Music of Sound House
Thank you to all those who viewed the exhibit Spaces Within, Paintings by Laura Salzberg and for attending the official opening celebration featuring the music of Sound House. We hope to have the opportunity to gather together once again at these and other events now and in the future.
April Ad Video - My Hand For Spaces Within - Paintings by Laura Salzberg Exhibit
May Ad Video - Natural Force For Spaces Within - Paintings by Laura Salzberg Exhibit
June Ad Video - She Told Me for Spaces Within - Paintings by Laura Salzberg
Video of the first movement of the Faces Suite - My Hand - performed by Sound House