Announcing the Premiere Recording of
Tyshawn Sorey’s Monochromatic Light (Afterlife)

Tyshawn Sorey, composer and conductor
Davóne Tines, bass-baritone
Kim Kashkashian, viola
Steven Schick, percussion
Sarah Rothenberg, piano and celesta
Grammy Award-winning Houston Chamber Choir

Produced by 14-time Grammy Award-winning composer Judith Sherman

  • Premiered at Houston’s Rothko Chapel in February 202
  • Performed at the Park Avenue Armory in fall 2022 in a staging by Peter Sellar
  • Recorded in Houston in October 2023

Duration: 77’

Media Coverage and Critical Acclaim for Monochromatic Light (Afterlife)

Finalist, 2023 Pulitzer Prize in Music: “an exquisitely crafted composition that balances density with fragile detail using chords and singing, particularly a strong bass voice, a masterful blend of sound and contemplative silence.”

The New York Times Best of Classical Music 2022

The New York Times review by Zachary Woolfe

The New Yorker Notable Performances of 2022

The New Yorker review by Alex Ross

NPR All Things Considered coverage by Anastasia Tsioulcas

NPR feature by Nate Chinen on Armory production

Washington Post feature by Michael Andor Brodeur

BBC World News feature

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