All Spring

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It’s always a delight when my “visual artist life” finds expression in the music world. Composer Emily Doolittle (a product of Halifax, NS; recently relocated to Glasgow, UK) recently released a CD album dedicated exclusively to her chamber music entitled All Spring. The cover design (as well as the interior) features a piece of mine from 2010 called Koinobori (image here). This watercolour was one of four pieces exhibited as part of the installation “Shiki”, a collaboration between myself and composer Yota Kobayashi at the Nikkei National Museum. Doolittle’s album sounds gorgeous. Her music is incredibly evocative and she uses the instruments at her disposal in colourful and inventive ways — there are hints of Aaron Copland, Barber, even early Ligeti. All Spring is available through Composers Concordance and iTunes.

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2 thoughts on “All Spring

  1. Hello Mark

    I’m Rae Crossman, a friend of Emily Doolittle’s, and the author of the poem “All Spring”. May I put a link to your art work on my site that features some of my poems, including “All Spring” ? I already have the CD cover included as an image, but I’d like to link directly to your site where you discuss your art work used for the CD. Thanks, Rae

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