Lon Chaffin http://krwg.org en Inspiration: A Conversation About Poetry, Art and Music with Larry Thomas and Lon Chaffin http://krwg.org/post/inspiration-conversation-about-poetry-art-and-music-larry-thomas-and-lon-chaffin <p>The subtle colors, delicate brushwork and subject matter of Georgia O’Keeffe’s painting “From the Faraway, Nearby” inspired Texas Poet Laureate Larry D. Thomas to write a poem that would allow him “to enter the mind of the painter.” His poem was then used by composer and NMSU Music Department Chair Lon Chaffin to compose a choral work that was premiered at the spring concert of the University Singers. Thu, 11 Apr 2013 18:25:56 +0000 Leora Zeitlin 38861 at http://krwg.org Inspiration: A Conversation About Poetry, Art and Music with Larry Thomas and Lon Chaffin Opening Doors to Music: A Conversation with Two Composers http://krwg.org/post/opening-doors-music-conversation-two-composers <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal; background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.917969); ">We've all seen beautiful paintings and photographs of doors; far less common is music inspired by them. NMSU tuba professor Dr. Jim Shearer asked his colleague, Lon Chaffin (Music Department Chair) to write a work inspired by doors -- and using photographs taken by Albuquerque artist Jim Gale, Chaffin incorporated the images into a multi-media composition. Thu, 12 Apr 2012 22:07:44 +0000 Leora Zeitlin 16155 at http://krwg.org Opening Doors to Music: A Conversation with Two Composers