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We’re back to continue our conversation with the ArtSmart Co-Founders for our second installment of our blog series. This time we’ll explore how our Co-Founders discovered music and how it continues to play an instrumental (see what we did there?) role in their lives.  We have Michael Fabiano, John Viscardi, and Brian Levor for this conversation.What is your first memory of music?Michael: My mother and father loved the Dvorak New World Symphony and played it on the record player several times when I was three and I still listen to it today.John: Sitting on the couch at my grandparent’s house in Queens listening to Oklahoma! with my grandmother.Brian: Good question. I remember taking piano lessons at a very young age, but the more poetic answer is listening to my dad play The Beatles on the piano while he was waiting for my mom to be ready to leave the house. It’s a good thing they wrote so many songs.What role, if any, did music play in your childhood?John: Music was an enormous part of my life for as long as I can remember.  Neither of my parents were musicians but there was always a soundtrack for each action: Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin for weekend dinners; Led Zeppelin while working on my dad’s 1969 GTO; Earth, Wind and Fire or The Bee Gees on a crazy winter night with the extended family.Brian: No role at all <laughs>...

The term minimalism is also used to describe a trend in design and architecture where in the subject is reduced to its necessary elements. Minimalist design has been highly influenced by Japanese traditional design and architecture. In addition, the work of De Stijl artists is a major source of reference for this kind of work....