Our friend Steve Cohn is an avant garde jazz artist who does really brilliant, leading edge work, sometimes right here in the New York City region. In 2007 he was in Amsterdam for a fusion performance called Mo(ve)ment Meets Musicians. My son and I just watched a video clip of the performance and love what we saw.
While Steve played Piano and Shakuhachi and Ernst Resijseger played Cello (sometimes holding it like a guitar), Benno Hübner danced. And on the wall behind them a super-large screen projects the work of two painters who are live on the scene painting while the performance takes place (Tali Farchi and Royce Deans).
You have to see it for yourself. Words are inadequate. It’s a tasty visual delight. I only wish Steve had told me about it sooner, but creative types’ sense of time doesn’t always work linearly.
My son Jorge commented, “The lady is painting according to how the music goes. That’s deep.” And he’s totally right.