Collaborative Art Projects: combining music, visual art and text

The interplay of the art disciplines creates more beauty and wonder than any one discipline presented in isolation.

Creativity cannot be limited to only one expression.

The use of as many senses as possible enhances the emotional experience for the listener and viewer.

A beautiful thing never gives so much pain as does failing to hear and see it. (Michelangelo)

All the arts are based on the senses. What they do for the person who practices them, and also the persons interested in them, is make that particular sense more active and more acute. (Henry Moore)

A writer should write with his eyes and a painter paint with his ears. (Gertrude Stein)

Project One
Hymn to the Night

October 2010
collaboration between artist Marcia Babler and harpist Barbara Ann Fackler
poetry: Hymn to the Night by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
art: created by Marcia Babler
music: La Rosa Enflorece(Traditional Sephardic love song, 16th c. Spain) arranged and performed by Barbara Ann Fackler

The music in this video is included in the CD Pleasantries & Diversions.  The artwork is available from Marcia Babler

Project Two
Be Still

September 2011
collaboration between artist Pat Tiitto and harpist Barbara Ann Fackler
music: Meditation Nr. 3 from Odd-Ludes
Pat Tiitto is a renowned stained glass designer and artist and art instructor. She has designed monumental and decorative stained glass for churches and premium residences across the United States. This artwork is a response to the music, a realization of the images brought to mind as Pat listened.

Project Three
Little Hills

December 2011
collaboration between artist Pat Tiitto and harpist Barbara Ann Fackler
music: Little Sketch Nr. 1

Project Four
With Dance

May 2012
collaboration between artist Pat Tiitto and harpist Barbara Ann Fackler
music: Little Sketch Nr. 4

Project Five
Awake My Heart!

May 2012
collaboration between artist Pat Tiito and harpist Barbara Ann Fackler
music: Little Sketch Nr. 2

Project Six
Trees Clap

May 2012
collaboration between artist Pat Tiitto and harpist Barbara Ann Fackler
music: Little Sketch Nr. 3 composed and performed by Barbara Ann Fackler

Project Seven
Instead of Sorrow

August 2012
collaboration between artist Pat Tiitto and harpist Barbara Ann Fackler
music: Little Sketch Nr. 5 composed and performed by Barbara Ann Fackler

Project Eight
Chaos into Order

August 2012
collaboration between artist Marcia Babler and harpist Barbara Ann Fackler
music: Little Sketch Nr. 9

Project Nine
Clothed With Joy

September 2012
collaboration between artist Pat Tiitto and harpist Barbara Ann Fackler
music: Little Sketch Nr. 6

Project Ten
Secure

October 2012
collaboration between artist Pat Tiitto and harpist Barbara Ann Fackler
music: Little Sketch Nr. 7

Project Eleven
Time to Embrace

October 2012
collaboration between artist Pat Tiitto and harpist Barbara Ann Fackler
music: Little Sketch Nr. 8

Project Twelve
PLay Skillfully

November 2012
collaboration between artist Pat Tiitto and harpist Barbara Ann Fackler
music: Little Sketch Nr. 9