Jane Boyden Playing Bird Spirits

Otis, Oregon

June 25, 2010

 

This long exposure photograph was taken while Jane Boyden played Bird Spirits, a collaborative artist book by Frank Boyden and William Bolcom that I produced in 2000.  The particular section she is playing is titled “preparing for a long flight,” and her own hands appear wing-like and ghostly above the keys.  In 2008, the pianist Blair McMillen released a wonderful CD titled Multiplicities: '38 that includes a full recording of Bird Spirits (Centaur Records).