Eric Shimelonis’ original composition for the Meière Mosaics

Eric Shimelonis, an award-winning composer, conductor and multi-instrumentalist, inspired by the two art deco mosaic panels by Hildreth Meière and the story behind them, composed an original piece to celebrate their installation at the Center for Hellenic Studies in D.C. You can view a party picture compilation accompanied by part of Eric’s original composition in the embedded link below.

Listen to Eric’s complete composition here.

While at the Center, Eric had a chat with Norman Sandridge, Fellow for Outreach and Leadership Studies, where he describes how he instantly “fell in love” with the two panels, as well as the art of composing music, its parameters, the viola da gamba and the phrygian mode of this atmospheric piece.