Saturday, December 3, 2011


Yup, this is definitely one of the most bizarre things I've ever painted!

This was done for my "Western Music and Painting" class. The assignment was to create a design/image based on Schoenberg's Variations for Orchestra, Op. 31. See, Schoenberg invented this way of arranging music called the Serial system, where you basically pick a sequence of 12 non-repeating notes and then transmute them in various ways to create a composition.... which is rather interesting in theory, but the result (to my uncultured tastes, anyway) kind of sounds like rubbing your eardrums with a cheese grater.

Still, it was a good opportunity to try something different.

There was actually legitimate conceptual thought put into this piece, but I won't bore you with the details. Have a look and a listen (if you dare) and see what you can find. :)

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