Morton Feldman -Rothko Chapel / Why Patterns? (c-60)
$10.00 / Sold Out
Think you dont like "classical" music? think again... Morton Feldman (1926-1987) NYC, is like no other. beautiful compositions constructed with patience and beauty. Theres no other mind like his, he turned composition and standard methods of composing on it's head.
He used Persian rugs, artwork, silence and space as influences while most others used Bach or Beethoven. Playing alot with "in-between notes" and off kilter timing. He creates an unmatched world. You pretty much cant go wrong with any of his work. The piece for Rothko Chapel was created to set the mood in the space dedicated to many of Rothko's famous paintings. A soundtrack for viewing and being in the presence of art! amazing))) This one was a huge influence on the folks at KTA and has been sadly out of print on all formats for a while now. a great place to start diving into his body of work. Elegant, beautiful and refreshing. A must have for any music fans collection. LIMITED to 100 copies on high bias chrome tape. *Distributed title on Keep Tapes Alive
Aquarius Records in San Francisco said:
Morton Feldman's 1971 commissioned piece for the Rothko Chapel is one of the most sublime works in his vast catalog of recordings. In tribute to the chapel and to his friend the painter Mark Rothko who killed himself a year before the chapel opened, Feldman uses tonal rhythms, bells, viola and a chorus in stark but lyrical consort with the reverential acoustics provided by the chapel itself. Long fascinated by the sonorous qualities of tones and how they decay and diminish over time, Feldman shared with his friend Rothko the aim to unveil the mystery of perception. Performed with a slowly unfolding arc of restrained movements and silences, there has never been a more appropriate matching of acoustics and vision than the pairing of these two 20th century mavericks.