Art and architecture inspire music

Could you compose a symphony for a building? Or write a sonnet for a painting? That's exactly what the students at McNally Smith College of Music have done. Drawing their inspiration from Minnesota-based painting, photography, sculpture and architecture (above you can listen to one students composition inspired by the Guthrie Theater), they created scores to accompany the visual image.

You can explore other pieces created by the students here, or you can check them out for yourself at the college gallery through the end of April. There's a public reception planned for March 27.

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