William Eggleston is widely considered one of modern photography’s most influential artists. His other lifelong passion, however, has remained more of a secret. “People know my photographs because they’re published in books and shown in galleries and museums and so forth, and yet I don’t perform music in public, ever — only in front of good friends who really want to hear it and who really listen,” said the 78-year-old, a prolific pianist. “Musik,” to be released on Friday by @secretlycanadian, will change that. The collection consists of instrumentals he performed on an 88-key Korg synthesizer in his home over the course of several years in the 1990s. It’s assertive and confident, with a swagger that might well be linked to the unpressured way it was recorded, to document impromptu playing. That sense of expressive, unrestrained spontaneity is a crucial component of William Eggleston’s quickly shot, uncontrived photographs as well. “I think there’s absolutely a link between music in general and what I do in photography,” he said. “I don’t know what it really is, but it’s there.” @_andrea_morales photographed #WilliamEggleston playing the #piano at his home in #Memphis.