Christopher Rountree

darkness sounding 2019 – 2020

From our first year of darkness sounding. It’s hard to capture the exact feeling — the feeling of making music in the dark, over 12 nights, during the darkest time of the year — in photos. But here are a few from darkness sounding 2019 – 20. Read More

Recording Eastman at Sunset Sound

These photos by photographer / musician Jenna Putnam captured the hazy, elated feeling of our intense week in the studio in September 2019, while recording the works of Julius Eastman. Over three days at Sunset Sound, we made some of the first studio recordings ever of “Femenine,” “Joy Boy,” and… Read More

of Ascension at The Soraya

Empty Image Slider Block – add images in the contextual sidebar to create the slider! Stills taken from our project “of Ascension” after the workshop premiere at The Soraya in Northridge, CA. The culmination of a few weeks of work, and a few months of thought about: the internet, how… Read More

Wild Up Conversations | Chris Rountree on Ornithology and the Rehearsal Process

Christopher Rountree talks about the rehearsal process and idea behind “Ornithology.” The music of: Messiaen, Ferneyhough, Charlie Parker and Andrew Bird. World premieres by: Mark Menzies, Chris Kallmyer, Christopher Rountree, Archie Carey, Michael Shapiro, and Richard Valitutto. Ornithology, January 14th, 2012 at The Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena… Read More