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Painting 2

This is the First painting from the series of Stravinsky's Symphony in Three Movements, all from the first movement. JackOx©1979 Click hereto see the second painting and here for the third painting in this series.

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This is the first painting from the first movement of Stravinsky's Symphony in Three Movements. There are three paintings in total. This first one is not available because it was sold many years ago. However, the next two paintings are available. This painting was completed in 1979. The images I chose and photographed are late 19th century to early 20th century NYCity, and they exhibit similar rhythmic qualities to Stravinsky's neo-classical symphony.

In this segment of the music there are clashing dominant seventh chords. In most harmonically based music the presence of a chord built with an additional seventh stacked on a fifth can belong to only one key, where the home key is a fifth below the dominant seventh chord. Here, Stravinsky uses two different dominant seventh chords (G Major and B♭Major ) in a clashing and sharply hitting pattern. He uses the concept of "conceptual blending", defined in conceptual blending theory by Gilles Fauconnier, to bring our musical experience to something very new; here the listener experiences two key domains at the same time.

 

Original image of NYC building from the left side
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Original image of the same NYC building from the right side
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From the notebooks of Jack Ox, here we see the fracturing patterns of images and glazing colors.
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Here is some of Stravinsky's score for the first theme, which uses the third scale defined by Stravinsky for his Symphony in Three Movements.
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