Mixing Up Mediums

Elle Angelo

WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO CREATE SONATINA?

I created Sonatina while I was reflecting on my 8 years of violin lessons. I had played a Sonatina last march in a concert with my private teacher. Playing that 30-minute piece was the height of my violin experience and I wanted to capture it somehow. I decided to create Sonatina, a visual representation of the dynamics in that piece. Each print is payed out differently to represent the different ways people react to the same piece of music.

WHO’S BEEN YOUR BIGGEST INFLUENCE?
My biggest influences are definitely my parents, they are there through everything I create, offering honest critiques and everything.

WHEN DID YOUR PASSION FOR ART AND MUSIC BEGIN?

My passion for art began before I can even remember, it’s always been there for me and is a great outlet. Along with the violin, I’ve been playing for 8 years and I can’t remember a year when I wasn’t playing some type of music.

WOULD YOU SAY THAT THE MUSIC DRIVES THE ART OR THE OTHER WAY AROUND?

The music definitely drives the art for me. I find myself thinking of new ideas and projects when I’m playing music the most.

WHAT IS UPCOMING FOR YOUR ART AND MUSIC CAREER?

Next year I’m going to continue my art education with a masters in architecture and I’m thrilled for that experience. I also plan on continuing my music education in some way, most likely through small ensembles and quartets.