“The Music They Made” – sound collage of musicians who died in 2011
“The Music They Made,” a short video made by Wm. Ferguson and featured in the New York Times – watch for the unusual photographs that you may not have seen before of these wonderful musicans who died this year.
It’s interesting to me that I recognized all of the songs, but didn’t always have a visual of the musician. I liked experiencing through this video the power of photography to enhance my experience, and make it more personal when hearing each one’s music.
What a great example of how simplicity of presentation can also still be powerful.
I miss many of them – Gil Scott Heron and Todd Rungren were unique – the photo of Todd Rungren is great, complex – and the hearing/seeing all brought back memories of happy times.
A nice tribute to a diversity of individuals, contributions to the world, and lasting legacies.
P.S. I like this term – a “sound collage” (used by Mr. Ferguson).
Todd Rundgren is not dead- at least at the moment I am writing this. It was his keyboardist, Mark “Moogy” Klingman, who died.
Thanks so much for your comment – wow, didn’t want to wish Todd dead and had wondered how I missed that announcement!
Thanks for paying attention – I stand corrected.