My first relationship was with a musician. He played guitar, still plays guitar professionally; from him, I first heard the name of Pat Metheny.
Today we are separated, but still good friends. And when I bought an iPod ten or fifteen years ago, he sent me “Goin’ Ahead.” As soon as I heard this piece, I had to play it again and immediately bought the album. For days, I listened only to “80/81”. Later, I discovered other albums, other performers. Jazz became more and more important to me. Today, it is part of my daily life. Two years ago, I visited a concert by the American jazz pianist Brad Mehldau, which inspired me to turn his music into paintings. Yet, even at the start of this project, I was haunted by the idea of visually recreating the music and styles of other performers. read more
I have made one of my dreams come true: I painted an album. More to the point: I created improvisations in color and motion on canvasses the size of record sleeves. The pieces I dared to interpret for my album were created and performed by the jazz pianist I cherish the most. My compositions are dedicated to his music, which I don’t merely love but literally feel. This pianist is Brad Mehldau. read more