Feldman: Rothko Chapel

Recorded November 2015 at the Roundhouse Community Centre

A co-production with Music on Main - Feldman’s monumental Rothko Chapel (1971) was inspired by Mark Rothko’s paintings in blacks, reds, and purples hanging in the non-denominational chapel of the same name in Houston, Texas. On the music, Feldman writes, “To a large degree, my choice of instruments (in terms of forces used, balance and timbre) was affected by the space of the chapel as well as the paintings. I wanted the music … to permeate the whole octagonalshaped room and not be heard from a certain distance”

SINGERS

Caitlin Beaupré
Caitlin MacRae
Siri Olesen
Melanie Adams
Katherine Evans
Hilary Ison
Erik Kallo
Taka Shimojima
Alvin Carpintero
Steve Maddock

GUEST ARTISTS

Caroline Shaw (viola)
Miranda Wong (celesta)
Katie Rife (percussion)
Kathleen Allan (conductor)

VIDEO PRODUCTION

Video: Cameron Anderson