Sunday, May 24, 2009
I just came across this photo I took in the early '70s somewhere around Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. Had a good laugh when I saw it and thought about my Dogs Waiting for Their Humans blog. Talk about a dormant seed of an idea!
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Kronons Quartet Floodplain has just been released by Nonesuch. The latest in a long line of album packages I have had the great honor to art direct and design for Kronos and Nonesuch. The globe cover art is by Ingo Gunther. On Floodplain, the Quartet explores work from the Middle East, South Asia, Africa, and Eastern Europe with original arrangements of traditional music and newly commissioned pieces. There's vintage pop from Egypt, folk from Azerbaijan, electronica from a Palestinian music collective, and an ambitious piece from Serbian composer Aleksandra Vrebalov that has the contemplative grace of a Górecki masterwork.