Painting Cornet

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by BrassBandMajor, Jul 18, 2015.

  1. redintheface

    redintheface Pianissimo User

    Nov 8, 2010
    Bath, UK
  2. BrassBandMajor

    BrassBandMajor Fortissimo User

    Jan 13, 2015
    I can't find the link... :(
  3. Dennis78

    Dennis78 Fortissimo User

    Feb 1, 2015
    I like the idea or painting the inside of the bell
  4. redintheface

    redintheface Pianissimo User

    Nov 8, 2010
    Bath, UK
    I fibbed without realising, there isn't a link, but Trumpetman67 says he had posted an album. If you go to his profile, and on the left side look for his albums, click "more", you'll find it labelled "Project".

    Try here.
  5. gordonfurr1

    gordonfurr1 Forte User

    Aug 2, 2010
    North Carolina
    Might as well make an art project.

    Remember the BMW Art Cars of the eighties?
    Factory road-racing cars with finishes designed by famous artists?

    There is a place for artistic expression on the visual outside of artistic acoustic instruments on the inside...if you get my drift.

    Admittedly, there really are multiple camps in the trumpet world....two such:

    Creative artists making new aural palettes...things which never before existed...
    Hardworking bandsmen faithfully reproducing a score, a period, a mood.

    The former are artists in the creativity brought forth.
    The latter are artistic in the adherence to and interpretation of a score.

    That is a big difference, and some of that difference will manifest in other ways than the sound.
    The creative artists will tend to be more fluid in many aspects of their lives...more openly "divergent".
    These are the ones who would possibly embrace a varied visible variance, and revel in the difference it makes.

    The bandsmen are more rigid in their world...more adherent to a subscription. These are tools, tools with which to predictably and faithfully reproduce the earlier creative inspirations of others. Their goal is not to be divergent, but to be faithful...there is artistry in the depth of their faithfulness of execution.

    The former express through creation...
    The latter express through execution.

    Different neural networks employed.

    It's not the old idea of right-brain versus left brain as once thought...
    The different neural networks are woven throughout both hemispheres of the brain.

    When painting, I can tell when I "switch" from one neural network to the other...My state of being and realization obviously changes...the physical world melts away around me, and the object of my focus brightens, closens, shimmers, I see more clearly a magnified sense of depth of texture...surfaces vary in sheen, reflectivity....

    The creative state is a wonderful place...musically, visually, or however it is entered.
    Alice ran down the rabbit hole to get there.
    We can, too.


    PAINT that old cornet.
    Make it Dayglo.
    Solder a sonic sculpture...
    Paint will do very little to harm the sound...
    But it may do a LOT to free a spirit.
  6. ConnDirectorFan

    ConnDirectorFan Fortissimo User

    Nov 5, 2010
    United States

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