I enjoy listening to orchestral music, it evokes a multitude of colors and shapes. Images of specific colors for different instruments come to mind as I listen. Sometimes shapes form in relation to a single instrument or to multiple instruments. When I paint an instrument with a musician I involve both and have the colors and shapes envelope both as the emotion from the performer transfers through the instrument and music.
My favorite composers are Beethoven and Vivaldi, and I do enjoy some works of Mozart, Bach, Rachmaninoff, as well as operas from multiple composers.
Here are some images of some paintings that were influenced by orchestral music.
I do paint specifically to the music but I do find that the orchestral music influences a lot of my design work whether it be painting or glass.
What music inspires you? Who is your favorite composer or musician/artist?