Tag: art and music

SPB Tribute Show

This past week I was asked to be part of a virtual show, streamed over Zoom and Facebook as a tribute to the Indian Musician, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, who is recovering from Covid-19. The live stream would include a number of local Indian musicians performing medleys of SPB’s songs while I painted a portrait of the artist. The event is unique for me in the musical material that I would be accompanying, but it’s always great fun to expose yourself to new genres of music and branch outside your cultural norms. I was not familiar with his music despite holding the world record for the most amount of songs recorded by a singer, which is over 40,000 songs in 16 different languages. That’s just an insane amount of singing. It would take about 100 days to sing through his entire catalog if you were to do it non-stop. I painted a couple preparatory pieces for the event, and then one final piece the day of the event. The show was a success with all of the musicians getting through their sets glitch free which is all too common in the virtual setting, and my painting turned out great! A big thank you to the sponsors of the event PDXA1 Realty for asking be to come on their PDXA1 Spotlight program, and to the musicians and technicians who helped make the night such a huge success!