Issue 1 : Fall 2010

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  • Meera Dugal

    Who is Meera Dugal?

    Meera Dugal is a rising junior at New York University pursuing her interests in anthropology, studio art, and African expressive cultures. Born and raised in South Carolina, she has been painting and drawing her...

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Meera's Jazz Series

"Take the A Train"

With this drawing I was trying to directly translate the melody of "Take the A Train" into a line drawing. The pattern that represents the repeated melody in the song is found throughout the upper half of the drawing, the drumbeat in some of the lowest lines, and the crazy other stuff reflects the commotion and bustle the horns try to convey in solos about riding the train.

 

 

"Thad Jones"

 

 

"Thad Jones" was drawn while listening to the Village Vanguard Orchestra play "All of Me". I was trying to capture John Mosca's epic trombone solo and simultaneously the whole sound of the big band and curiously enough it ended up looking like a huge group of wild musicians!




"Geri Allen Quartet"

"Geri Allen Quartet" was probably the most influential jazz show of my life and Ravi Coltrane seemed to encompass the whole universe with his music. When he blew I heard the creation and destruction of the whole universe and I felt I would burst out of my skin, torn between this world and the glimpse I was getting of another one.

 

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Comments [9]

Subject:
Amazing
From:
suchi24 [AT] gmail [DOT] com
Content:
Wow...it seems you are an epitome of creativity. Your style of connecting music into artwork is absolutely mind blowing...

Subject:
Meera's drawings
From:
bettemr [AT] earthlink [DOT] net
Content:
I loved seeing some work of yours. I like jazz too and your idea of drawing to express your feelings while listening to the music.

Subject:
whoa
From:
emmad [DOT] kabil [AT] gmail [DOT] com
Content:
Wow, that's really awesome! That's quite an interesting idea. Have you heard of synesthesia, its where the senses are confused and you, for example, smell an eclipse instead of seeing it. It happens alot on certain trips :) Your drawings are very nice and beautiful, too. Peace from Egypt (Salam) -Emmad

Subject:
paintings
From:
mmdugal [AT] gmail [DOT] com
Content:
meera these are beautiful can you imgine them in colour?you are our future budding artist who has captured the very essense of musical ,artistic culture expressing the chaosein life

Subject:
Mera's Art
From:
currie [AT] 53cannon [DOT] com
Content:
Fantastic drawings really visualize the music, thought provoking, well done.

Subject:
Congratulations
From:
patel2012 [AT] comcast [DOT] net
Content:
Well done Meera, this is amazing!

Subject:
Geri Allen Quartet
From:
avjit [DOT] dugal [AT] gmail [DOT] com
Content:
The Gerri Allen Quartet drawing is absolutely fantastic. - Avjit

Subject:
Meeras Jazz Series
From:
hebbarl [AT] musc [DOT] edu
Content:
Absolute genius!!

Subject:
you're amazing
From:
sonyadugal [AT] gmail [DOT] com
Content:
these drawings are absolutely fantastic meera!!! i am so so proud of you.

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