As part of Don Giannatti’s Project 52 this year, we were given the challenge of photographing a CD cover for George Crumb’s “Black Angels.” This is a piece of music for electric violins, viola, and cello, as well as metal thimble, tam-tam (a type of gong), crystal glasses of various sizes, maracas, and a few other things. Many people find that it is a difficult piece to listen to, sounding more like sound effects than music. The form leans heavily on sevens and thirteens. The challenge: Visually bring out the idea of the string quartet and/or the imagery of the piece of music itself.
I know CD covers are square. I like the way this looks at this crop.
Here is one possible treatment for that.