INTERPRETING ART INTO MUSIC
David offers special museum programs interpreting art into music. These programs invite audiences along a shared journey of interpretation — as David sets up in a gallery, and improvises "soundtracks" to works of art in the room. After playing an interpretation, David engages the audience in conversation about what members of the audience saw, what they heard, and how the two influence each other.
These programs, which David developed with the support of the DC Jazz Festival and the Phillips Collection, offer a dynamic means to engage museum audiences (of all ages) — as they discover new ways-of-seeing encouraged by David's improvised soundtracks.
This Washington Post feature story describes David performing in the galleries of The Phillips Collection.
Some audience responses to a program offered at The Walters Museum in Baltimore are below.
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FROM THE WALTERS MUSEUM:
"Music of David Schulman and his inspiring eclectic interpretation of the art in the galleries was most entertaining and stimulating — please more."
“Was truly awesome to experience art with music, especially improvised single instrumentation was glorious. To hear the story details and information surrounding the pieces and time in a generous and thorough manner captivated me, particularly as the live music put me in an interested space and opened my heart and imagination. PLEASE CONTINUE!!"
“What a wonderful presentation! The emotion and strength was amazing!"