Original Compositions for Art Exhibitions
Produced by Shannon Michael Terry
In October of 1996,The Bureau
of Arts and Culture created
an Artist in residence ‘experiment’,
after acquiring a theatre space directly
below the art exhibit hall. A music
department was opened with composer and
musician Shannon Michael Terry.
Our mission: to create musical themes
for our Art Exhibits. Compositions that
would be fully conscious of the Artworks
on display. Each work was premiered the
same evening as the opening reception.
On this CD, you will hear remastered versions
of each work as well as themes written
for other galleries in Los Angeles.
"Given the opportunity to create
music for Art exhibitions, I found many
possibilities and challenges in the process.
The very word ‘music’ and its
definition bloomed beyond its limited connotation. A
good friend and associate of mine, Jonathan
Glazier, once remarked, “Music is
all about relationship.” During my
residency at the Bureau of Arts and Culture,
nothing was made more clear than that statement,
so I repeat it here. Not only is music
all about relationship everything is about