Thursday, September 14, 2017
UPDATED -- William Eggleston at the Piano
Honored Southern Photographer William Eggleston (see image above by NY Times photographer Peter Townsend) has, according to the NY Times, taken up the piano and has released an album of standards and original compositions.
Eggleston's album, entitled Musik, will be on the Secretly Canadian label, to be officially released October 20th, 2017.
According to the folks at Secretly Canadian, Eggleston recorded improvisations onto floppy disks and used a four-track sequencer to overlay parts and create fuller symphonic compositions.
In addition to Eggleston's own music, the album includes standards by Gilbert and Sullivan and Lerner and Loewe.
Again, according to the folks at Secretly Canadian, Eggleston "often says that he feels that music is his first calling, as much a part of him, at least, as his photography."
Good to know that Eggleston continues to explore his creative spirit.
You can learn more about the album here. You can preorder the album here.
The New Yorker has a feature story, here.
This album is sure to wind up on many Southern photographers' holiday gift lists.