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New music responds to an exhibition at the Moody Center for the Arts

Composer Jaylin Vinson talks about writing music inspired by a thought-provoking exhibit.


Zeisha Bennett
New Art/New Music takes place at the Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University.


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In September, the Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University debuted a solo exhibition by French surrealist Laure Prouvost: Above Front Tears Nest in South.

Now, students from the Shepherd School of Music will present music written in response to that exhibition through New Art/New Music, which takes place this Saturday, Nov. 4.

Ahead of those performances, Houston Matters producer Joshua Zinn caught up with Jaylin Vinson, a composition student and the organizer of this program.

In the audio above, Vinson talks about what inspires him musically and how he responded to Prouvost’s work.

Joshua Zinn

Joshua Zinn

Producer, Houston Matters

Joshua is a producer for Houston Matters on News 88.7 as well as the host of Encore Houston on Houston Public Media Classical. He joined Houston Public Media as a radio intern in 2014 and became a full-time announcer the following year. Now he prepares segments and occasionally records interviews...

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