Dear Friends,

Having completed 18 MOMENTS of Music and Art, Wendell and I feel like we are  just beginning to know what we are doing!  First of all, how have 18 weeks of this year already gone by!?

 We thought you might like to hear a little about our process --- it is fun, frustrating, exciting, discouraging, surprising, and always enlightening!  This is an experiment for us in many things, but most importantly, the fusion of music and art. Most people don’t realize that Wendell had never done any type of video editing before starting this. So for Wendell, this involves not only learning a new medium, but figuring out how to fuse his work with the music.  For me, the challenge and fun is in just sitting down, without any fancy CD recording equipment or editing, to create a satisfying performance of a favorite piece . Often times, I am seeing the painting Wendell has chosen while I play.

One constant in our collaboration is that I want to see less of me and more of Wendell’s beautiful art, and he says he wants to see more of me playing.  So, each week, we are trying to figure out how best to balance this! We hope you enjoy this week’s fusion of Chopin’s beautiful Waltz in C-sharp Minor, with Wendell’s “Grove of Green and Gold” –painted in Poland last year(acrylic on paper, mounted on panel 10 x 10)  

Best wishes,

Pam and Wendell /