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A Rothko playlist

There was an interesting Aeon Magazine post a week or two back about the musical associations evoked by particular works of art, notably those of Mark Rothko.

In Going to the chapel Nathan Dunne observes that there’s something about Rothko’s work which sets an internal soundtrack in motion, and that the music we tend to associate with it has been coloured by knowledge of the circumstances of Rothko’s death, and Morton Feldman’s piece Rothko Chapel, an atmospheric but bleak Modernist piece written to mark the Chapel’s opening in the early 70s.

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