CSO MusicNOW — Inspiring Voices Poster
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Designed in celebration of CSO MusicNOW's 25th season, Inspiring Voices is the third in a set of four posters by Chicago artist Donovan Foote inspired by the unique programming of this series.
Artist Statement —
The music in this concert was described by Jessie Montgomery, CSO Mead Composer-in-Residence, as having "atmospheric warmth." It brought to mind the colors and feelings of an early spring sunset with all the settling energy of the first warm day of a year that will likely turn cold again. A cello comprised of percussion charts, with a glowing sun of chatoyant Sitka spruce and old varnish weathered by years of playing, form the focal point, set against a horizon of shapes reminiscent of musical notation and orchestral instruments.
Donovan Foote is a local artist, illustrator and graphic designer with a passion for blending contemporary aesthetics and retro timelessness. He specializes in the interaction of type and image while producing work in many mediums. His work employs the intricacy of the ink-painted line, the beautiful grit of paint and collage, the imperfections of hand-lettering and the use of fantastically detailed illustrations to animate an idea. Over the years, he has worked with the Steppenwolf Theatre Company, the Theatre School at DePaul University, instrument manufacturer Conn-Selmer and the Chicago International Film Festival. As an amateur musician who enjoys building instruments, he is pleased to present these posters for the 25th season of CSO MusicNOW.