TN -- Nashville -- Music City Center:
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- MCC_140530_075.JPG: Spectrum II
by Phillip K. Smith, III
The iconic architecture of Music City Center inspired the creative design of Spectrum II, a rolling topographic composition of circular disks... similar to music notation, arpeggios of sound, or the finger taps of woodwind or brass instruments. Brushed aluminum disks catch light as they undulate, revealing shifting zones of silver or orange. Tones and intensities of reflection fluctuate with one's movement within the space.
- MCC_140530_096.JPG: Phillip K. Smith, III
Expressive components of music found in harmony, brightness and fluidity are celebrated in Philip Smith's wall installation honoring the discovery of "visual sound" by 18th century scientist Ernst Chladni. Layers of color form bilaterally symmetrical shapes, revealing frequencies of reverberation through sand-covered metal plates. The overlapping colors found in the celebrated neon signs of Lower Broad and letterpress posters of Hatch Show Print also added inspiration.
- MCC_140530_118.JPG: Aaron T. Stephan
Remembering the molded plastic trees holding parts in model car kits, the artist has produced a life-sized orchestra floating in space and time -- at home in a city full of limitless musical opportunities. The variety of instruments in Composition is reflective of the city's embracing love of all musical styles, as well as its adaptability and resilience.
- MCC_140530_182.JPG: Nashville Songwriters
Hall of Fame
- MCC_140530_184.JPG: Nashville Songwriters
Hall of Fame
The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame was founded to celebrate and honor the songwriting community that is uniquely associated with Nashville. The Hall's inductees have used their art to entertain, engage and inspire people all over the world. The Nashville's Songwriters Hall of Fame Foundation is profoundly grateful to the donors listed below, who along with hundreds of others have made this gallery and exhibit possible.
Academy of Country Music
Universal Music Publishing Group
Big Machine Label Group
Country Music Association
Sony/ATV Music Publishing
Warner Chappeel Music Publishing
- MCC_140530_190.JPG: Ernest Tubb's Cowboy Hat
- MCC_140530_200.JPG: Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, Autographed Program, 1976
Est. 1970, the Hall found a permanent home in Music City Center in 2013. Its 188 members include luminaries from Jimmie Rodgers to Dolly Parton.
- MCC_140530_205.JPG: Johnny Cash's Boots:
Cash's iconic career spanned six decades. Mixing rock, blues and gospel with country, he forged a sound as unmistakable as his craggy baritone voice.
- MCC_140530_210.JPG: Bill Anderson's Suit, Fashioned by Nudie's Rodeo Tailors, circa 1960s:
Opry star "Whisperin'" Bill has over 60 Top 40 singles in his 50-plus-year career. His classics include "Once A Day," "Still" and "Whiskey Lullaby."
- MCC_140530_219.JPG: Vince Gill's Guitar:
A guitar used by songwriter and highly accomplished guitarist Vince Gill. Gill was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2005.
- MCC_140530_225.JPG: Guitar Give by Garth Brooks:
Guitar given by Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Member Garth Brooks to Pat Alger, upon Alger's induction into the Hall in 2010.
- MCC_140530_241.JPG: Willie Nelson's Guitar:
A guitar custom-made for Willie Nelson, whose first #1 record was Patsy Cline's "Crazy".
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