Musical Building Blocks
Tuesday, June 29, 2010 - 09:52 AM
But would you think of quilting?
Jason Moran does. Along with critical acclaim for his technique, this jazz innovator is gaining recognition for his more avant garde compositional sensibilities, taking inspiration from unlikely sources, including modern art and ballet.
Last week, Moran visited Studio 360 and played one of his songs for the exhibition, 'Blue Blocks.' He explained to Kurt how he composed the tune by re-imagining the striking colors, patterns, and shapes in the quilts.
We'll broadcast more of Kurt's conversation with Jason Moran soon.
- Britta Conroy-Randall