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“And perhaps most thrillingly, (film director Murat) Eyuboglu means the music, which he conceived as central to the cross-disciplinary project. He titled it “The Colorado: A Film Oratorio” to emphasize the equal shares sight and sound have in the project.
For the oratorio, the director assembled a remarkable team of composers to create new, original music: Pulitzer Prize winner John Luther Adams, William Brittelle, Glenn Kotche, Paola Prestini and Shara Worden. Lastly, he found the right artists to play the music: percussionist Kotche (best known as a member of rock band Wilco), the lauded vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth and former Kronos Quartet cellist Jeffrey Zeigler.
“It takes an exotic approach to history, I suppose,” Eyuboglu says with understatement.“