I feel like I write my best music when I have a strong sense of purpose and intention behind what I'm doing. When I moved to New York City, I knew I wanted to write an album somehow connected to the city, but I wasn't sure how to anchor it. It was probably on my third or fourth trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art that I realised how much I loved the Met, and how much it meant to me to be there. That is when I decided to write an album about that museum.
I chose nine artworks from The Met that really resonated with me, used custom software programmed by Gregory Long specifically for this project to analyze an image of each artwork to create sounds, and then incorporated those sounds into my compositions.
This blog provides some insight into how each composition came about.
I hope you enjoy!