Thursday, October 15, 2009

Pictures at an Exhibition...




This would have to definitely be one of the most fun CD projects I've been a part of in a long while. As done by my close friend, and erstwhile gentleman, "Friendly" Rich Marsella (link), "Pictures at an Exhibition" is a re-interpretation of the classical piece by Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881). The artwork was influenced by 20th century Russian and Soviet illustration, while trying to avoid the obvious Soviet era iconography. To all the Jim Flora fans, the front cover is an homage to his classic illustration to "Inside Sauter-Finegan" (link)
For anybody in the Toronto area, there will be a CD release accompanied by a similarly themed artshow at the Tranzac on November 7..

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