Simon Griffee · Design · Photography · Writing · Illustration

What: music

At Quinn’s, Beacon, New York, 2019

Piano Player, New York City, 2019

Julia Den Boer 2019 Poster, New York City, 2019

Poster design for Julia Den Boer’s upcoming concert at the Italian Academy.

River Light

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Arciuli Migrations Poster, 2019

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 7pm the Italian Academy Presents:
EMANUELE ARCIULI
Solo piano.
Part of Carnegie Hall’s Migrations: The Making of America Festival

John Corigliano
Fantasy on an Ostinato

Nino Rota
8 Preludes

Chick Corea
Children’s Songs

Curtis Cacioppo
Armed and Dangerous

Missy Mazzoli
Isabelle Eberhardt Dreams of Pianos

Frederic Rzewski
Down by the Riverside & Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues

Free Admission
First-come, first-seated. Doors open at 6:30 PM
http://italianacademy.columbia.edu

In the Teatro of The Italian Academy, Columbia University
1161 Amsterdam Avenue (south of 118th Street) New York City

Magdalena Baczewska Practice Session, New York City, 2019

Magdalena’s free concert at the Italian Academy is this Wednesday, 27 February 2019 at 7pm.

Magdalena Baczewska Poster 2019, New York City, 2019

Another poster for one my favorite pianists, Magdalena Baczewska.

A recital of works by Bach, Busoni, Debussy, Chopin, Schumann & R.A. Arjomand ¶ Wednesday · February 27 2019 · 7 PM · In the Teatro of the Italian Academy at Columbia University ¶ 1161 Amsterdam Ave. (South of 118th St.) New York City ¶ Free Admission.

Here is the image used in the poster followed by some outtakes from the rehearsal shoot:

Magdalena Baczewska in the Teatro of the Italian Academy, 2019.
Magdalena Baczewska in the Teatro of the Italian Academy, 2019.
Magdalena Baczewska in the Teatro of the Italian Academy, 2019. Magdalena Baczewska in the Teatro of the Italian Academy, 2019. Magdalena Baczewska in the Teatro of the Italian Academy, 2019.

Julius Eastman Poster, New York City, 2019

The Italian Academy presents
MARCO FUSI · violin, viola d’amore
KUKURUZ QUARTET · pianos
Philip Bartels, Duri Collenberg, Simone Keller, Lukas Rickli
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2019 AT 7 PM
Julius Eastman · Gay Guerrilla (1979)
Marcel Zaes · Quartet No.10 for four electronic metronomes (2016)
John Cage · The ten thousand things (1953/56)
Salvatore Sciarrino · Fra sé (2009)
Giacinto Scelsi · Xnoybis I, II, III (1965)
Salvatore Sciarrino · Capriccio di una corda (2009)
ADMISSION IS FREE; FIRST COME FIRST SEATED.
The Italian Academy · Columbia University · 1161 Amsterdam Ave. (south of 118th St.) NYC
With kind support from the Consulate General of Switzerland in New York, and from Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council. Photo of Julius Eastman by Donald W. Burkhardt.

See the full color sun-circle imagery on Dribbble.

Pacing

Prehistoric cave paintings at Lascaux. I like play that slowly builds tension and then releases it with intensity and consequences. Maps. Sounds of nature. Long distances. The passage of time. Night and day cycles. Changing light. Clouds. Weather. Wind, foliage, animals, dust, fog, rain, lightning storms. A simple way to experience play is fiction. Games, books, music and films that tell us, a species of storytellers, stories, and help bring us closer, for art is a medium for creativity, a multiplier, which improves everything else needed for life.

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Italian Music by Women Drawing, New York City, November 2018

Walker Adams Performing at Dogwood Bar, Beacon, New York, November 2018

Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco / David Witten Poster, October 2018

Poster for David Witten’s upcoming concert of Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco's music at the Italian Academy.

Mivos Quartet Poster, October 2018

Poster for Mivos Quartet’s upcoming concert at the Italian Academy.

Piano Cello Duet Drawing, August 2018

Detail of a poster with a drawing I made for a piano and cello duet with Emanuele Torquati and Francesco Dillon, for the Italian Academy at Columbia University.

Matthew De Ver

Matthew De Ver

Currently editing photographs taken during Matthew De Ver’s recording session with Stephanie, Martin, Omar, Ray, Pete and Ben — most excellent makers of music at Tom Camuso’s Recording Studio E in Brooklyn.

The talented image maker Lívia Cheibub shot moving images.

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