About this artwork

One of a series of five, influenced by the Music of the Miles Davis album 'Sketches of Spain'.

Pan Piper refers to song of the knife grinder as he pipes his monotonous five-note trill throughout Spain and, indeed, the whole of Latin America. It was adapted from a panpipe aria recorded in Galicia which was itself based on a Peruvian Maya folk melody.

The song starts with a mystical echo of the Moors, followed by flutes that bring a brighter mood in this, the last song on the album. As the song progresses the flutes and woodwinds create a subtle and repetitive beauty while the rhythm section joins softly to make it feel lightly jazzier.

Incorporating a rich mix of wind instruments while the oboe and multiple flutes enrich the choruses, “The Pan Piper” serves as a tribute to the instrument that the track is named after. All these combinations, accompanied by Davis' subtle trumpets, could send the listener into a hypnotic state in this, the albums' shortest and most subtle song.

Pan Piper (inspired by Miles Davis)

Painting
Acrylic on canvas
60 x 92 x 0 cm
€1,600
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About this artwork

One of a series of five, influenced by the Music of the Miles Davis album 'Sketches of Spain'.

Pan Piper refers to song of the knife grinder as he pipes his monotonous five-note trill throughout Spain and, indeed, the whole of Latin America. It was adapted from a panpipe aria recorded in Galicia which was itself based on a Peruvian Maya folk melody.

The song starts with a mystical echo of the Moors, followed by flutes that bring a brighter mood in this, the last song on the album. As the song progresses the flutes and woodwinds create a subtle and repetitive beauty while the rhythm section joins softly to make it feel lightly jazzier.

Incorporating a rich mix of wind instruments while the oboe and multiple flutes enrich the choruses, “The Pan Piper” serves as a tribute to the instrument that the track is named after. All these combinations, accompanied by Davis' subtle trumpets, could send the listener into a hypnotic state in this, the albums' shortest and most subtle song.

Pan Piper (inspired by Miles Davis)

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