Saturday, March 10, 2007
Composition Lessons with Paul Klee
One of the books on composition I turn to most often is Paul Klee's Pedagogical Sketchbook. Klee was also an accomplished musician, and his little Bauhaus plan for theoretical instruction is equally applicable to composition in music as well as the visual arts. His themes -- active, passive and medial lines, structure, dimension, scale, earth/water/air, and motion -- will be familiar to any musician.