Tag Archives: Jeffrey Hoover

Golden

Golden exists as a musical composition, a painting, and a poem. Created by Jeffrey Hoover, Golden is an example of his work where an idea is presented in multiple artforms simultaneously. As the composer, the painter, and the poet, Hoover is able to use the elements and principles of the separate works and the audience’s response to bring these works together.

Golden
acrylic and pastel on paper – 30″W x 24″H

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Golden

Aureus. Glowing.
With affinity, warm and healing,
Prized as the Light of the Sun,
A pale reflection of infinite Good.

Impervious, dense, and yet translucent…
It is the object of an Alchemy and the perfect Ring of the Universe.
“Who dares to speak of its age?” roars the Lion of the Stars!
“Who dares to debase it through greed?”
“Has Man not learned his lesson?”

The un-tarnished visage of a King,
Three millennia past…
The un-corroded face of a Pioneer,
Three decades forward…
Both, now in silence, wait for the moment.

It was, it is, and it shall be a mystery:
How the Heart, pure and balanced,
keeps all things alive
and brings those past back to life,
through Love Eternal.

-Jeffrey Hoover

This performance is by Rebecca Jeffreys, alto flute, and Molly Lozeau, piano. Contacting the artists: Rebecca Jeffreys – rjeffreys@charter.net, Molly Lozeau – Mollylozeau@gmail.com.


Image of Scandal

The Image of Scandal possesses extraordinary power. It is duplicitous, often born of deceit. It can change lives for the worse. And like a fog, it obscures what is there – the truth. It is to be avoided at all cost.

Orchestra and digital print.

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When Armenian Butterflies Dream

When Armenian Butterflies Dream

for soloist and painting

When Armenian Butterflies Dream is inspired by the musical elements and colors of Armenian sacred chant.  It also combines the spiritual symbolism of the butterfly, and its transformation and emergence as a full adult.  A digital painting When Armenian Butterflies Dream, by the composer, also exists.

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First Portrait of Carlos

First Portrait of Carlos by Jeffrey Hoover is for soloist (trumpet/flugelhorn or soprano saxophone are recommended), electroacoustic music, and painting (all created by the composer/artist). It is a work of contrasts, representing living life within nature and living life within an urban environment. An exotic work tracing two aspects of life for Carlos, the work presents sculptural characteristics of natural sounds, synthetic textures, and contrasting styles and musical ideas form the substance of the music. The acoustical and musical aspects of the work are parallel to the visual elements of the painting.

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First Portrait of Carlos
pastel and acrylic on paper – 30″W x 24″H

soloist, electroacoustic music, and painting