Music Made Visible: Metaphors of the Ephemeral
Audience:Open to the Public
Panel Discussion: January 9, 2019, 4:30-6:00 p.m., organized by Stanley N. Katz and PU Concerts.
For Gustavo Dudamel, the power of music lies in its invisible beauty, “the fact that sound, vibration, and harmony can create something in us”; and it is this magical connection between the physical and spiritual worlds that inspires the artwork of Marsha Levin-Rojer. How, she wonders, can something invisible and ephemeral feel so concrete? How can one express the way that rhythm stirs the soul? How might we visually grasp the complexity of a musical composition? Using her background in mathematics to explore these connections, Levin-Rojer conceives these inherent relationships in terms of mappings and dissections, and she expresses them through drawings that incorporate a variety of media and sometimes move off the wall and into space.
By Marsha Levin-Rojer. In conjunction with Princeton University Concerts Artist-in-Residence Gustavo Dudamel (Director, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and El Sistema).
Photo Credit: Map Mandala by Marsha Levin-Rojer.