Ruggles and Bourland

March 25, 2006

Carl Ruggles by Thomas Hart Benton

Here is a famous portrait of composer Carl Ruggles by Thomas Hart Benton. A young photographer took this picture of me for an article about something for the UCLA Daily Bruin. It always reminded me of the Benton painting except Ruggles looks much grouchier.

Professor Bourland

This picture is of me in a UCLA classroom. I’m happy to announce, today is the first day of my sabbatical from teaching.

Here is the second movement of “Four Painters” for piano quartet called, oddly enough, “Thomas Hart Benton.” (Click the orange button for playback.)
[audio:http://www.rogerbourland.com/assets/4painters2.thbenton.mp3]

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