Photos and Artwork by Joseph Havel
My email to Joseph Havel: "This is something I was inspired to create after seeing the two photos you posted in Facebook of the Window Gallery in Ménerbes Provence, which includes the drawing you made on-site in response to "Spine." I wanted to do something relatively quick, which is generally what I do anyway with these online musical sketches:
“Here is the “book” for Nocturne. I guess it’s the libretto.
“It’s paper I found here that looks handmade with a very hi fiber content. I sewed the paper together with blue thread on the “spine” and cut holes as well as made a mark. From the center page it goes six pages with black towards the left and 6 with white to the right. It’s hung from the middle page so the sewing thread is seen and the needle is still attached to the thread.
“I guess it’s really the place where day greets the night which is what your music reminded me of; just a little past sunset when the sky turns midnight blue before it goes black.”
Exercise #1: Describe each music sample as it if were something you could see, like a painting.