The Gust of Wind
I am that merry wanderer of the night
Breaking the silence of the seas
Nocturne in Blue and Silver
The Frozen Lake (Nederland, Colorado)
In 2007, the artist Brian Dunce painted a performance installation of large canvases inspired by Debussy’s Préludes, Premier Livre (1910) to accompany piano recitals given by Graham Caskie. Stephen Goss’ Interludes (2008), commissioned to be interspersed with the Debussy Préludes in performance, complement and contrast with both Brian Dunce’s paintings and Debussy’s music.
Rather than being designed to stand shoulder to shoulder with Debussy’s timeless masterpieces, the paintings and interludes are intended to act more like footnotes or asides, whose function is to pay fleeting homage.
– Stephen Goss