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Your Moment of Music and Art, Week 8

Greetings!

For this week Pam is performing one of her favorite Chopin Nocturnes, #19 in E Minor. 

Chopin wrote this nocturne while a teenager still living in Poland. However, it was not published until after his death at age 39.

Wendell says “During our NIGHT MUSIC collaboration in 2013 I did two paintings to accompany the 19th Nocturne. I was not completely satisfied with the first one, so I did a 2nd painting. Pam preferred the first painting, so I decided to keep it, whereas I preferred the 2nd painting, which I titled ‘Nocturne 19 in #E Minor, Alternate Take.’ I have decided to use both for this week’s video.”

Wendell ‘s comments illustrate one of the challenges inherent in our collaborative process. We hope you enjoy our Week 8 offering.

Pam and Wendell

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YOUR MOMENT OF MUSIC AND ART, Week 7, from Pam and Wendell

number 1

https://youtu.be/CgV-COswDQY

WEEK 7 –  YOUR MOMENT OF MUSIC AND ART features 1 of the 19 paintings Wendell created for our 2014 performance/exhibition NIGHT MUSIC, held at the FROM WARSAW TO WINSTON-SALEM CHOPIN BIRTHDAY FESTIVAL.  This was our first collaboration, with Pam recording all of the 19 Chopin Nocturnes and Wendell creating  a painting for each nocturne

Wendell says:  “For that project, I did a fair amount of reading about what colors are associated with what keys, according to a number of prominent synesthetes.  I found that there really is no consensus, but I did use this as a guide to my choice of colors.  In the case of Nocturne #1, I chose deep green for B-flat minor, the main key of the piece, and a rose/purple for the D-flat Major of the B section.  I found that, for me, the music calls to mind certain shapes and types of movement.  The haunting, almost improvisatory melody of the A section is represented by the looping, ribbon-like brushwork of the central section of the painting. 

Pam says:  “Our first collaboration showed us that I do not see like Wendell does, and he does not hear how I do – resulting in many lively conversations!  But, this video certainly gives the sense of journey that I feel when I play this first nocturne of Chopin’s, so full of mystery, sadness and joy (no matter how fleeting).  

We hope you will enjoy this. Please share with friends.

Until next week,

Pam and Wendell

Your Moment of Music and Art from Pam and Wendell, Week 6

February has us continuing on with Chopin’s music. Pam has always associated this month with Chopin’s birthday, although there has always been a disagreement about his actual birth date – February 22 or March 1! Week 6 combines Chopin’s “Farewell Waltz” (the first Chopin piece that Pam fell in love with at 8-years old) with Wendell’s newly completed “October Tree Line #1” (24 x 24 acrylic on canvas). We hope you enjoy our continuing explorations combining music and art. You can see more at wendellmyers.com and pamelahowland.com

Your Moment of Music and Art, Week 5, from Pam and Wendell

Week 5 gave us new challenges and we hope that you will enjoy the pairing of Wendell’s “Winter Marsh” with Pam’s version of Chopin’s A Minor Mazurka, Op. 17 No. 4.  The combination has the feel of a journey, both in the varied subtlety of Wendell’s landscape and in the form of the music itself.  It is written in an A-B-A form, beginning in the somber minor mode, switching to A Major in the more hopeful “B” section, only to return to the melancholy minor key.  

Your Moment of Music and Art, Week 4, From Pam and Wendell

https://youtu.be/fUG-iGmlZ7c

Dear Friends,

Here is our Week 4 Offering:

Chopin’s Mazurka in B-flat Major, Op. 7 No. 1 is one of his most lively mazurkas.  It is fun to play and also to imagine the dancers and folk musicians perhaps playing violins, flutes and bagpipes – especially towards the end of the piece. Wendell chose his painting “Poppies” (acrylic on paper 11 x 7.5), for its exuberant folk art character, which pairs well with this Polish folk dance.  When you visit the Polish countryside you will see fields of beautiful poppies – the national flower of Poland.

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Please enjoy and share with your friends.   

Thank you, as always,

Pam and Wendell

Your Moment of Music and Art Week 3

This week features Pam’s version of Chopin’s Mazurka in G Minor, Op. 67 No. 2 and Wendell’s “Evening Approaches.” About this collaboration: Pam says: “This mazurka is an example of the kujawiak type of mazurka – slow and melancholic- from the Kujawy region of Poland. One of my favorite things about it is that Chopin interrupts the main melody with a mournful little solo line for right- hand only, before returning to the main theme.” Wendell says: “I chose ‘Evening Approaches’ to accompany this mazurka because I think this bleak landscape visually echoes the slow, melancholic nature of the piece. I paired the short, blues-like right hand solo melody with a focus on a relatively empty section of the horizon in the left-side of the painting, visually reflecting the spare, mournful character.” Please enjoy!

Your Moment of Music and Art, Week 2

Ridgeline with Red Trees
Acrylic on Canvas
30 x 30

Your Moment of Music and Art

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1mkVbWOVUQ&t=4s


Welcome to 2019! We are taking on the challenge of combining our talents to deliver a regular moment of beauty to you in 2019. Each “Moment” will feature a one-take musical performance by Pamela Howland and a painting by Wendell Myers. This week features Chopin’s E Minor Mazurka, Op. 17 #2 paired with “Mountain Mists.” Look for this on Mondays, and if you like this, please subscribe to this channel to receive future episodes.

October Tree Line #1

October Treeline # 1

October Treeline # 1

New Show at Diamondback Grill in Winston-Salem

Flash of Blue in Gold, abstract landscape painting by Wendell Myers 

Flash of Blue in Gold, Acrylic on Canvas, 40″x16″ Wendell Myers

This is one of 10 new paintings in my show at Diamondback grill https://www.diamondbackgrill.com .  There are 19 paintings in this show, which well be up through the end of August.

abstract landscape acrylic on canvas

Darkening Sky over Red and Gold, Acrylic on Canvas, 40″ x 16″

abstract landscape painting by Wendell Myers

Golden Sky over Red, Acrylic on Canvas, 40″ x 16″