Sounds of Images
A Dialogue between
Music and the Arts
Conceptual Idea and Presentation by
in collaboration with
East End Arts Council
Franklin Hill Perrell
Multimedia artist / curator
flutist / multimedia instrumentalist
11 West Gallery at 11 W. Main St., Peconic Crossing building,
Riverhead, NY 11901
Thursday, September 14th, 2023, at 6:00pm
Sonorisation at the Gallery when the attendees are coming...
Claude Debussy: Syrinx 1913 for solo flute
Eve Beglarian: I will not be sad in this world for flute and electronics
George Gershwin: Prelude n. 2 arr. for flute and piano
Scott Joplin: The Entertainer arr. for flute and piano
Adolphus Hailstork: St. Paul's Blues for solo flute
A Reading by TS Eliot's Prufrocks love song (1922) will be in sections between the music; co-exhibiting artist Susan Cushing will stage a "be in the painting project" where a model/ subject (can be volunteer from audience) is painted "live" in real time in front of the audience..
T H R I L L I N G | E N C H A N T I N G | I N T I M ATE
RITES OF SPRING MUSIC FESTIVAL | SOUNDS OF IMAGES offers an intimate art experience by listening to and experiencing music and visual art together. Conceived and curated by Artistic Director Paolo Bartolani with the goal of redefining boundaries, SOUNDS OF IMAGES is a live dialogue between the exhibiting artist and the soloist musician that take place during each of the performances.
Sixty-minute performances where live music and visual arts are merged to explore the deep connection between the arts. Participating in SOUNDS OF IMAGES is a unique experience for audiences and artists: an intense exchange between artists who will express their creative process in front of an audience welcomed into intimate spaces and who will have the opportunity to get to know and converse with the artists in an informal setting.
FORMAT of the PERFORMANCE
The performance takes place with two artists on the stage: Franklin Hill Perrell, multimedia artist and Ginevra Petrucci, flutist, multimedia instrumentalist.
It is a strange but compelling duet almost an encounter in the ring where both artists are in an awkward situation: the musician who must perform music with a visual artist as partner, while the visual artist presents their visual work, but finds themselves on the stage playing the role of a performer. We are not in the presence of a visual exhibition with musical accompaniment much less we are witnessing an oral presentation by the visual artist.
Instead, we witness the enchantment of two artists who confronted each other on the stage with their own means of expression, seeking where it is possible to make the two arts interact or create contrasts. The performance takes place in the presence of the master of ceremonies who directs the times and durations of each protagonist and the end of the performance. The audience sits with the two artists and actively participates in the pure energy of the performative act.
The performance must necessarily take place in spaces dedicated to the presentation of visual arts such as salons, the art galleries or in the intimate spaces of art studios.
This project is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by Huntington Arts Council. This concert was made possible with public funding provided by Suffolk County, sponsored by Legislator Al Krupski and with the support of the Suffolk County Legislature.
In collaboration with East End Arts Council
This concert is presented by
Rites of Spring Music Festival
in collaboration with
East End Arts Council
About East End Arts & Humanities Council
Since 1972, East End Arts & Humanities Council strives to cultivate and nurture a vibrant arts community on the East End of Long Island that enhances individual and professional artistic development, stimulates community enrichment, economic development, and cultural tourism while encouraging a wide range of creative and artistic expression through education, exhibition and performance, and collaboration across the community.
Franklin Hill Perrell, Multidisciplinary Artist, curator
Franklin Hill Perrell is more than just an artist; he’s a living embodiment of art’s rich tapestry, its history, and its ever-evolving narrative. His journey began in the intimate setting of his own studio, meticulously crafting his artworks, an experience that laid the foundation for his deep-rooted knowledge of art. As his journey evolved, Perrell stepped into the world of museum curation, handling masterpieces from iconic names like Picasso, Monet, Hopper, and Pollock. This unique proximity to seminal works offered him unparalleled insights into their physical attributes and stylistic nuances. A maestro of the multidisciplinary, Perrell’s exhibitions transcended traditional art displays. They were immersive experiences that blended fine art with elements of costume, fashion, furniture, and literature, creating thematic installations that engaged the senses. With a belief that art is intrinsically tied to cultural trends and historical contexts, Perrell’s curatorial approach emphasized connections between various disciplines, uncovering deeper meanings and insights into the artworks.Starting his art journey in the 1970s, Perrell’s works found prestigious platforms such as the Walker Street Gallery and Tria Gallery. His art received recognition in esteemed publications like Art in America, the New York Times, and the New Yorker. However, his commitment to the art world wasn’t confined to creation and curation. Perrell has passionately educated others, lecturing at renowned institutions like Hofstra University, and leading group visits to iconic venues like the National Gallery in Washington. His tenure as the Chief Curator at the Nassau County Museum of Art saw him organize over fifty exhibitions, highlighting epochs from Napoleon’s reign to the colorful world of the 1960s.
With writings that include essays and catalogue texts for international exhibitions, Perrell’s academic contributions further accentuate his holistic involvement in art. He is deeply influenced by western European culture, with interests spanning from the Italian Renaissance to twentieth-century Modernism.
Away from the canvas and curatorial halls, Perrell enjoys the serenity of Southold on Long Island’s North Fork, a haven for art personalities. Married to attorney Emily Franchina, he serves as an ex-officio board member of the Bermuda National Gallery and co-chairs the collections committee at the Heckscher Museum of Art. Through his expansive career, Franklin Hill Perrell stands as a beacon of art’s enduring influence, its intertwining with history, and its power to inspire and educate across generations.
Ginevra Petrucci, flutist, multimedia artist
Ginevra Petrucci is a flutist based in New York City. Hailed by the press as “one of the most interesting talents of her generation”, Ginevra has performed at Carnegie Hall (New York), Kennedy Center (Washington D.C.), Salle Cortot (Paris), Teatro La Fenice (Venice), Villa Medici (Rome), Ohji Hall (Tokyo), as well as throughout China, South America, and the Middle East.She has appeared as a soloist with I Pomeriggi Musicali, I Virtuosi Italiani, I Musici di Roma, and the Chamber Orchestra of New York, and has released the first recordings of Edouard Dupuy and Ferdinand Buchner’s Concertos. As a chamber musician, she has collaborated with pianists Bruno Canino and Boris Berman, and with the Kodály Quartet, with whom she released a highly acclaimed recording of the complete Flute Quintets by Friedrich Kuhlau. Her recording of Robert Muczynski’s Sonata has been praised as “oozing with lifeblood and zest … enthralling and rousing” by the German press. In 2017 she rediscovered and recorded Wilhelm Kempff’s Quartet for flute, strings, and piano. An avid new music advocate, Ginevra has collaborated with George Crumb, Steve Reich, Betsy Jolas, and Kaija Saariaho, performing the American premiere of her flute concerto Terrestre, and has premiered over a hundred new works by composers of her generation. She is the founder and Artistic Director of the Flauto d’Amore Project, a large-spanning commission endeavor aimed at the creation of a new music repertoire for the modern flauto d’amore. She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts from Stony Brook University and a Master of Music from Yale University. Before moving to New York City, she studied at Santa Cecilia Conservatory in her native Rome under the guidance of her father, and at the École Normale in Paris. Ginevra is Principal Flute at the Chamber Orchestra of New York and serves as a guest lecturer at several international academies and universities. ginevrapetrucci.com