Formas (pronounced for-mass) in Spanish means “shapes”, but it can also mean “manners” in the way our parents kept telling us to have better manners, and it can also mean “ways”, as in different ways of doing something.
My art encompasses the three.
I solidly work on shapes, I try to find good manners of executing and presenting my art to others, and I am always searching for new ways to do what I do.
The end result…well, the opinion on the end result I leave up to you.
In this case, it has to do with the music of Argentine “Bandoneon” maestro Dino Saluzzi.
In his 2006 album “Senderos” (ECM) with Jon Christensen, Formas is de second last song.
Written by Saluzzi and Christensen, it reminds us more and more of the great Astor Piazzola. Less jazzy in its context, but still investigative and climatic, his music transcends tango into other frontiers of sound.
So here is this brilliant álbum, and the painting inspired by “Formas”. Almost 10 years after the song saw the light of day as an important part of this inspired album.
Until next time.
©2016 by Ignacio Alperin Bruvera