Screening this year (2017) a new film “The Art of the Symphony” in which we follow the creative voyage of painter Maryleen Schiltkamp, who invites us to experience her work on depicting Shostakovich’s Symphonies on the canvas. The film culminates in the creation of three paintings evoking passages from Shostakovich’s Fourth Symphony, created “live” in her Prague studio. Produced by the DSCH Journal affiliate DSCH Films, filmed & directed by Alan Mercer.

Brochure of the pre-screening conference and exhibition ‘The Art of the Symphony’
Paris, 13 May 2017

Shostakovich Symphony No.4 – III movement; Allegro/Coda
acryl paint on canvas, 200 x 120 cm, 2016 – duration 13:16 minutes
Live-painting of the Symphony No.4 for the DSCH documentary’The Art of the Symphony’

Shostakovich Symphony No.4 – II movement; Moderato
acryl paint on canvas, 160 x 120 cm, 2016 – duration 8:32 minutes
Live-painting for the DSCH documentary’The Art of the Symphony’

Sketch (visual score) for the Live-painting of II movement – Moderato
crayons on paper, 62 x 45 cm, 2016

Shostakovich Symphony No.4 – I movement: Presto – Fugato
acryl paint on canvas, 200 x 100 cm, 2016 – duration 1:30 minutes
Live-Painting for the DSCH documentary ‘The Art of the Symphony’

Alan Mercer, chief-editor of DSCH Journal Website and director of the documentary film ‘The Art of the Symphony’, in Prague Studio observing Maryleen’s oil painting on Shostakovich Symphony No.10. August 2016


‘The Art of the Symphony’; short video-introduction to a film on Maryleen’s paintings on Shostakovich’s Symphonies currently being made by D.S.C.H. Films 2016