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On May 17th, 19:00 PM at cinema Splendid Palace in Riga, the unique audiovisual project Rothko in Jazz will celebrate their album presentation.
Project Rothko in Jazz was inspired by the work of Latvian-born artist Mark Rothko. The premiere of the project took place in John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington (USA). “The Washington Post” wrote about the project – A wide-ranging musical homage to Mark Rothko’s paintings.
The project is based on the synergy of paintings and musical material and it was developed in several stages. In the concert, audience will hear jazz compositions that are attuned to art pieces by Mark Rothko (composed by 10 renowned Latvian composers and later arranged by the members of Māris Briežkalns Quintet). During the performance, these art works will be projected as videos and enlivened with special effects, making the art piece come to life.
Rothko in Jazz aims to reflect the mood created in the works of Mark Rothko, which the artist himself said portrayed the status of the soul. All of the artworks featured in this project have been created between 1945 and 1969 – the late stage of Mark Rothko’s creations – abstract expressionism.