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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 and music by underrepresented composers, including those from Rebecca Clark, Erich Korngold, Clara Schumann, Florence Price, Michiru Oshima, William Grant Still, Ofer Ben-Amots, and many others.


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 show featuring Karen's livepainting 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. Visual works from the collaboration have shown in Oklahoma, Georgia, New Mexico, and Colorado, and hang in personal collections around North America and Europe. 

Paint:Music now has a regular home through the Mosbacher Salon Collective. Hosted in Karen's personal gallery, the MSC features performances from local, national, and internationally-recognized classical performers, surrounded by Karen's work. July 2023 saw the MSC's first iteration of a livepainting performance, featuring Brahms' Trio Op. 113. The collaboration continues with an ever-growing audience and collection of works.

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