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 Elisa Thorn’s Painting Project features music that was written inspired by the abstract paintings of her father, Bruce Thorn. As Bruce explains in his own artist statement, he is “working to create a vision that is improvisational, intuitive, contemporary and universal, ” using  “abstraction as a mode to reflect upon social and natural environments to create a journey of exploration and invention rather than a predetermined statement.”

In line with his vision, Elisa has created music that explores colour, movement and abstraction through composition and improvisation.. Joined by James Meger on the bass and Justin Devries on the drums, the trio performs this music with live projections using the paintings themselves as moving content.