Visual Aids

February 2, 2018, 10:00 pm

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We’ve always been fascinated here at Relevant Tones with how our perceptions of music change when it’s paired with visual imagery. With that in mind we’re asking several prominent visual artists to suggest imagery to a wide variety of different pieces by living composers. Relax, close your eyes and enjoy the view!


Notations I-IV, by Pierre Boulez
Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano

Violin Concerto; Mvmt I: Mirage, by Esa-Pekka Salonen
Leila Josefowicz, violin; Finish Radio Symphony Orchestra; Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor

Hrím, by Anna Thorvaldsdottir
CAPUT Ensemble

Fits + Starts: Cello and Tape, by Anna Clyne
Benjamin Capps, cello; Anna Clyne, backing cello and tape

Mirage, by Shulamit Ran

Concerto for Orchestra, by Theo Muskgraves