I want to thank my Facebook friends artists Diane McGregor and Michael Kessler for introducing me to Arvo Part. It is always a treat to read threads about the kinds of music my fellow artists are listening to in the studio as well as what good books others are suggesting. Here is a little more info about Arvo Part (from Wikipedia) Born 11 September 1935; Estonian pronunciation: [ˈɑrvo ˈpært]) is an Estonian classical composer and one of the most prominent living composers of sacred music.
Since the late 1970s, Pärt has worked in a minimalist style that employs a self-made compositional technique called tintinnabuli. His music also finds its inspiration and influence from Gregorian chant.
Pärt was born in Paide, Järva County, Estonia. A prolonged struggle with Soviet officials led him to emigrate with his wife and their two sons in 1980. He lived first in Vienna, Austria, where he took Austrian citizenship, and then re-located to Berlin, Germany. He returned to Estonia around the turn of the 21st century and now lives in Tallinn.
You can create your own Arvo Part station on Pandora and also hear other composers of sacred music. As a painter I am deeply influenced by the music I listen to while in the studio. What joy to get lost in painting and lost in this stunningly beautiful music. The melody guides my Head my Hand my Heart and my Brush……
So I will ask, not “Who are you wearing” ????? but Who are you listening to?