When: Monday, May 10th, 2021
6:45 for Pre-Meeting Zoom
7:00 for Meeting
Where: Zoom Online
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Music and Calligraphy

Presenters: Inga Dubay and Jonathan Dubay

Has your calligraphic work been influenced by or incorporated any aspect of music? Many of us at least listen to music as we work. Lloyd Reynolds wrote ”Working to music and concentrating on listening will teach you much about possibilities of rhythm in pen touch and movement.”

This program focuses on the relationship between music and calligraphy. Both genres create expression using rhythm, texture, harmony, and other common characteristics. 

Music has deeply influenced both our presenters. They will explore these shared parameters using brief audio recordings, and images of calligraphic work which provide specific examples of how one might respond to music with art—or to art with music. The program will provide insights that can be incorporated into calligraphic work.

About the Artists:

Inga Dubay’s work encompasses calligraphy, painting, drawing, and printmaking. She says, “Music has been a part of my life from my early years studying piano and with my mother who came from England to teach at the Eastman School of Music. As an adult, I enjoyed singing in the Trinity Episcopal Church choir. Jonathan & I presented ‘Shared Principles of Music & Art’ numerous times at Oregon College of Art & Craft and the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology.’’ Inga’s work has been shown nationally and internationally and has been published in Letter Arts Review, and Lettering Arts. Inga and her colleague Barbara Getty have authored eleven books on handwriting and calligraphy which are used worldwide.

Jonathan Dubay joined the Oregon Symphony in the fall of 1992 as a violinist. He earned his Bachelor of Music from the Eastman School of Music, and a Doctor of Musical Arts from Yale University. He says “I have been interested in the connection between art and music ever since graduate school, where my Doctoral thesis was a comparison between a woodblock print of M. C. Escher (“Water and Sky”) and a movement from Bela Bartok’s Sonata for Solo Violin. My thesis advisor Martin Bresnick was my inspiration for a brief talk I put together at that time about the parameters of music and art. Inga’s interest in the topic led us to collaborate on the ideas we will be presenting for PSC.”