“It’s not a choice. I have to be a musician,” says P.J. Tracy, walking through the winding halls of a studio building just off Central Avenue in Northeast Minneapolis.
The journey ends at a dimly lit studio, not what you’d expect for a musician getting international attention for his work. The room is cluttered with paint cans and canvases. Off to the side of an upright piano is Tracy’s section.
Tracy’s newest project is called Bright Blue Earth. Working alongside studio-mate, Jim Grafsgaard, Tracy composes music and Grafsgaard turns paintings into visual artwork. High resolution scans and art animated to music are the focus of Bright Blue Earth.”
From an article by Melissa Slachetka appearing in the Northeast Beat detailing an interesting collaboration between a musician and painter in Northeast Minneapolis. Read the article.
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