Instruments as Sacred Space

Music meeting photography. Some great images here.

Luna Guitars' Blog

I have always considered the connection between a player and his or her instrument to be a sacred thing. What I had never considered was that the instrument itself could be sacred space. In a 2009 print campaign for the Chamber Orchestra of the Berliner Philharmoniker, Art Director Bjoern Ewers captured the insides of instruments, revealing the hidden landscapes within.

The resulting photos blew my mind. I created stained glass for places of worship most of my life, and am convinced that the stunning architecture and play of light inside these instruments definitely qualifies as sanctuary. The interiors appear larger than life, with each instrument conveying a different emotion and sense of space. With music being the universal language, the architecture of a stringed instrument would make a stunning inter-faith chapel!

For inspiration, art director Bjorn Ewers showed his clients an old photograph of New York’s Grand Central Station in…

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About Nigel Parry Music

Described by a radio presenter as; 'one of the finest traditional folk artists in NZ', Nigel Parry's unique mix of singer / songwriter, traditional and early folk music relies heavily on his vocal arrangements. Hailing from the UK, he was originally a rock singer and turned to folk music through friends, historical events and real ale. Nigel now lives near Wellington and in the last 4 years has performed at folk events and music venues around New Zealand, festivals and live on radio and in the UK, France and Canada.
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