Sounds Of A Trumpet

Sounds Of A Trumpet

Silence of Music

Silence of Music

Vijay Iyer

Vijay Iyer

The Musician

The Musician

Seeing Music

Seeing Music

Lights of Music

Lights of Music

Does music move or flow with your heart?

In Brooklyn, New York City, Roxana Gheorghe is capturing the rhythms of the music. The sound of the trumpet has a round tone, while a soft piano and subdued drums play in the background. Ample notes whirl and circle, folding down into linear sounds. 

 

The horn raises sharp and high, breaks up the rounded sound, and swirls around. Then, it flows into harmony and rhymes back with the band. A few minutes later, the drum stopped, and Roxana captures Silence of Music.

 

Roxana's father listened to music from dawn until sunset. Her dad's great-aunt was an opera singer, and she was still alive in the father's memory. Roxana must have heard the Opera since before she was born. Like, her dad, she loved Opera too. "Listen," Roxana's father would say, "the second violin is off-tune." He could spot a wrong note from within a large orchestra. It was then that Roxana started to listen to music and understand. She found in jazz the syncopated rhythms and patterns, harmony, and disharmony that inspire her visual artwork.