Box construction
10”h x 14”w x 4”d

Margo Klass

created in response to Savage
composed by Christian Dubeau

In his introduction to Savage at its premier performance in Denali National Park, composer Christian Dubeau used the term “harmonic texture” in describing the bursts of chords played simultaneously and in succession throughout the piece. I hear them as strong elements thrusting themselves forward, towards the listener. In my visual world these chords evoke physical elements of nature – mountains, rivers, trees, the very land itself – bursting into being, in constant motion, and demanding the viewer’s attention. In the background, strands of melody soften the dissonance producing a visual landscape that is both wildly raw and gently lyrical.