A journey through music and visual art – this is what Crossing, the new album by Simon Sammut offers the listener.
Actually, rather than just an album, Crossing is more of a project, one that seeks to blend space, form, beauty and colour into one multi-dimensional artistic creation that explores the different types of ‘crossings’ that exist around us – physical, psychological and beyond.
Following the first album ‘Bassic Attitude’ which was launched in 2011, Simon Sammut is back with another album which comes from an altogether different place than Bassic Attitude, as reflected in its fluid texture and inspiration.
The musical score and complimentary paintings are based on a common theme of ‘crossing’. Essentially it is about crossing barriers or boundaries whether they are physical or geographical, intellectual or psychological with reference to particular moments in history, a story or cognitive state . The project touches upon a number of topical subjects, such as migration, mental health, technology, environment and diversity.
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