New video: Composer Tyshawn Sorey on his Rothko Chapel commission

In a new video, composer Tyshawn Sorey and DACAMERA Artistic Director Sarah Rothenberg discuss Sorey’s Monochromatic Light (Afterlife), which will have its world premiere performances on February 19 and 20 at Rothko Chapel. Sorey visited the Chapel in October in preparation for composing this new work. Watch the video here.

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the opening of Rothko Chapel, DACAMERA and Rothko Chapel have commissioned Tyshawn Sorey to create a new work inspired by the Chapel. In turn, Sorey was inspired by Morton Feldman’s 20th-century masterpiece, Rothko Chapel, which premiered there in 1972. Using the same instrumentation as Feldman, Tyshawn Sorey brings to it his background in jazz and creative music. Tyshawn Sorey epitomizes DACAMERA’s commitment to work that explodes traditional distinctions between genres.

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