From the brochure..
Music has been the lifelong muse for Barcelona-based conceptual artist Jaume Plensa. As a child he grew up surrounded by letters, books, poems and music. At the center of Plensa's childhood memories, is his father playing the piano. As a small boy, Plensa would crawl inside the piano and experience music with all his senses: feeling the vibrations of the notes, the smell of the wood, the taste of the dust and the sound of the keys and music they produce. Musical notes like letters of the alphabet, are the abstract building blocks of languages that have ability to create spiritual and transcendental experiences. The satinless steel musical notes that compose Silent Music create a monumental figure symbolic of the universal language achieved therough music and felt by all facets of human experiences. Viewers can see the music that render's the figure's form, then enter the sculpture's song by walking inside the fugure and experiencing the artwork's physical and spiritual presence, parallel to Plensa's experience inside his father's piano.
Created for the occasion of Richard Gary Gallery's 50th anniversary, Silent Music honor fellow music enthusiasts Richard and Mary L. Gray who are avid lifetime supporters of musical programming in Chicago arts.
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