Monday, June 18, 2012

Stitched Portraits: Igor Stravinsky

Famous for The Rite of Spring which provoked a riot after its presentation, Stravinsky is a musical hero to me for his innovative rhythmic structures which subsequently influeced minimalist composers such as Philip Glass.

I decided to celebrate him on his birthday yesterday by recreating his finest moment. In 1940 he was arrested in Boston for re-orchestrating "The Star-Spangled Banner" at Symphony Hall...Tampering with the public property... Thanks, you maniacal genius.

Igor Stravinsky (Mug Shot):

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