Color and music enjoy a kindred and interwoven relationship. The color spectrum contains a range of colors according to wavelength from shortest to the longest, and following an order of seven colors—red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. The audio spectrum range spans from 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz and can also be effectively broken down into seven different frequency bands, with each band having a different impact on the total sound. Sound is a wave form, and has four elements that define any and all of its sounds—frequency, amplitude, wave form, and duration, also known in musical terms as pitch, dynamic, timbre (tone color), and duration.
Both sight and sound greatly influence each other and our perception of the world around us. A recent psychology study from UCLA has found that people’s vision frequently influenced their hearing when they tried to identify a specific location of sounds and flashes of light, and that their hearing influenced vision when they were asked to count the sounds and flashes. The finding suggests that the use of an individual person’s senses are often combined in unique ways to gain understanding of exterior sight and sound sources.
For our next set of concerts, Piano by Nature would like to present you with a sensory banquet compiled of musical works brimming with musical color evocative of the Mediterranean and beyond. All of the works on this program focus on gorgeous singing melodies supported by lush, classical and sometimes jazz-influenced harmonies along with an abundant use of folk idioms. And to create a sight-sound experience, we will cover the floors of the Hand House with a plethora of Turkish rugs from multiple traditions and eras. Four Turkish composers will be featured—Say, Saygun, Lorca, and Tugcular—all friends and colleagues of bassist Volkan Orhon—and leading voices in their seamless ability to marry Classical and folk compositional traditions. Amidst these woven colors of his homeland, Volkan will share this stunning music along with his intimate stories and personal connections to the composers. And we will also be welcoming the consummate Boston cellist Peter Zay as our special guest artist, who will bring stories of his own. These concerts promise to be a rare in-depth glimpse into the traditions and colors of Turkish culture, Italian masterworks, and much more. We so look forward to seeing you there.
On Saturday, November 18th at 7PM and Sunday, November 19th at 3PM, Piano by Nature will present virtuoso double bassist Volkan Orhon with pianist Rose Chancler and cellist Peter Zay in a concert of astoundingly lush and beautiful music from the Mediterranean. Composers include Fazil Say, Ennio Morricone, and many more.
Reservations can be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 518 962 8899. Tickets may be purchased at the door: $20 for adults, $5 for 15-and-under. Learn more at pianobynature.org.