Teaching the Eye to Hear: The Matisse Jazz Project

News Story: January 7, 2019
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The Sacred Heart University Academic Music Program presents "Teaching the Eye to Hear: The Matisse Jazz Project," a multimedia presentation, on Monday, January 28, at 7 p.m. in the WSHU Broadcast Center's Stone Family Assembly Hall, 5151 Park Avenue, Fairfield. The concert will feature Pianist Christopher Bakriges. The Matisse Jazz Project is music inspired by the iconic cut paper collages of Henri Matisse published in 1947 as Jazz. The twenty pieces composed by pianist Christopher Bakriges correspond to each of the Matisse cutouts and his writings. Matisse viewed jazz as a "chromatic and rhythmic improvisation:' Bakriges leaves his own stunningly touching and virtuosic homage to the legacy of a leading figure in modern art.