The Meters, a funk and soul group from New Orleans, originally included drummer Joseph “Zigaboo” Modeliste, keyboardist Art Neville, guitarist Leo Nocentelli, and bassist George Porter, Jr. Percussionist Cyril Neville joined the band in 1974. The group recorded for the Josie and Reprise labels, and placed ten singles in the Billboard rhythm and blues (R&B) charts between 1969 and 1971. Celebrated for their New Orleans-inflected, danceable instrumentals, The Meters helped define the funk genre in the early 1970s. More recently, their compositions have enjoyed popularity as “samples” used by rap music producers.
I call my art "Composing with Color". Everyone hears music differently. The way we perceive art is shaped by our taste and by emotions, situations, and personalities. My canvas is the manuscript on which the notes are painted. I have attempted to have music take on physical colors as it travels through air. My ideal vision would be to create a world in colors as Thelonious Monk created a world of sound.
I am a graduate of The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia, PA. I have had solo exhibitions in New Orleans, Los Angeles, Miami and Frankfurt, Germany. I have received a grant from the prestigious Pollock-Krasner Foundation and the Artist Fellowship Inc, New York, NY.
George McClements is a New Orleans artist living and working in the Bywater neighborhood.NEW ORLEANS
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