Mark Rothko

Shadows of Light II

(Music from the Seagram Murals)

At Tate Modern

Shadows of Light II (Music from the Seagram Murals) was commissioned by Tate Modern in 2008-09 with support from the PRS for New Music Foundation, and Henry Tillman and Jill Bradford, and revised in 2010. The music was premiered at an event at Tate Modern in front of Rothko’s paintings in the Tate exhibition, performed by Nicholas Clapton (countertenor), Michael Thompson (horn) and the Kreutzer Quartet (Peter Sheppard Skærved, Neil Heyde, Mihailo Trandafilovski, Morgan Goff).

 

Below is the studio recording made by Jonathan Haskell (Astounding Sounds) of Shadows of Light II, performed by Nicholas Clapton, Michael Thompson  and the Kreutzer Quartet - Peter Sheppard Skærved, Neil Heyde, Mihailo Trandafilovski, Morgan Goff.

Opening - Jim Aitchison, Kreutzer Quartet, Nicholas Clapton and Michael Thompson
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Autumn - Jim Aitchison, Kreutzer Quartet, Nicholas Clapton and Michael Thompson
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Closing - Jim Aitchison, Kreutzer Quartet, Nicholas Clapton and Michael Thompson
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On 18 June 2012 Tate Media published the studio recording (made by Jonathan Haskell (Astounding Sounds)) of Shadows of Light II online on the Tate Channel:

Shadows of Light II (Music from the Seagram Murals)

 © Jim Aitchison 2018