Jacob Clewell, Violin & Viola
Paint : Music
A collaboration begun in 2015 between Jacob and visual artist Karen Mosbacher, Paint : Music is a visualization of select pieces from the classical canon, encompassing primarily chamber works for strings and piano. While the project includes many warhorses and treasured pieces from such composers as J.S. Bach, Johannes Brahms, Ludwig van Beethoven, Wolfgang Mozart, and Robert Schumann, Jacob and Karen are also looking to highlight lesser known works, including those from Rebecca Clark, Erich Korngold, Clara Schumann, George Rochburg, as well as offerings from numerous living composers.
Paint : Music premiered at Studio Querencia in January 2019, featuring a solo recital given by Jacob, while surrounded by project works by Karen. The first live show under the Paint : Music umbrella took place in April of the same year, with Karen joining The Ezra Duo on a leg of their "Women in Music" tour. Their collaboration is ongoing, always exploring further reaches of the classical repertoire. New works will be shown in July 2021 at Colorado Square in Colorado Springs, Colorado.