What I Love

When Ken Scherer  sent me his improvisation song “Love”, with trumpetist Saskia Laroo, he knew that would inspire me. After weeks of listening to this beautiful piece and letting it brew and ferment, it just popped during my sleep.Here’s the result:  http://www.vimeo.com/7855051 .

Listen/Buy Koen’s music at :: http://www.myspace.com/koenschererdrijfveren

I decided to use Marc Chagalls’ themes and paintings. Thought it would be a great complement to Koen’s music. I hope you enjoy it. Check Saskia Laroo at  :: http://www.saskialaroo.nl
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About Marc Chagall (1887-1985);

Chagall was a Russian painter of the 20th Century and one of the best known representatives of the Russian Avant-Garde in the West. Chagall painted in a style all his own, combining elements of Expressionism, Symbolism, Cubism and, to a lesser degree, other Modernist art movements. A prolific and multi-faceted artist, Chagall left behind him thousands of works in many different techniques and media that have established him as one of the foremost artists of the 20th Century.

Marc Chagall, whose real name is Moishe Shagal, grew up as the eldest of 9 children in a happy but impoverished Jewish family, where his father was a herring merchant. He moved to St. Petersburg and joined the school of the Society of Art Supporters. Eventually he met his future wife, Bella Rosenfeld, in his home town in 1909. Chagall and his wife settled in Paris in order to be close to the art community. In 1944 Chagall’s wife passed away from an illness – she was a constant subject of his art. Chagall took Virginia Haggard as a lover and had a son – he came out of his depression, and rediscovered bright fun colors and his works are filled with the joy of life. He also started working with ceramics, stained glass, and sculpture.

Chagall remarried in 1952 to Valentina Brodsky, traveled to Greece, and created stained glass windows for the synagogue of the Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital in Jerusalem in 1960. Marc Chagall passed away at the age of 97, in Saint-Paul de Vence, France.
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Leo

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