Mahakala Oratorio is a collaboration with composer Leila Adu. The oratorio was commissioned and performed online during the pandemic by Nashville, TN contemporary chamber music ensemble chatterbird. I made the visuals for the performance.
Composed by Leila Adu
Visuals by Aaron Sherwood
Commissioned and performed by chatterbird: Celine Thackston, Artistic Director; Jesse Strauss, Assistant Artistic Director
Joe Lee, Conductor; Rebekah Alexander, Soprano; Leila Adu, Vocals; Ryan Cockman, Violin; Annaliese Kowert, Violin; Clare Yang, Viola; Joshua Dent, Cello; Benjamin Jones, Double Bass; Celine Thackston, Flute; Mark Cramer, Clarinet; Maya Stone, Bassoon; Jennifer Kummer, French Horn; Matt Jefferson, Trombone; Timbre Cierpke, Harp; Jesse Strauss, Percussion
Recording Engineer, Mixing, and Mastering: Kevin Edlin; Asst. Recording Engineer: Aaron Dethrage; Producer: Jesse Strauss; Audio Recorded at Eastside Manor, Nashville, TN;
Leila Adu Vocals: Recording Engineer: Erik Bell; Assistant Engineer: Kevin Kopczynski
Videographer & Editor: Lauren Balthrop; Additional Camera Operator: James Paul Mitchell; Dance/Choreography: Kiori Kawai
Erich Barganier; Trinity Community Commons
Metro Arts, Nashville; Tennessee Arts Commission; New Music USA; MediaTHE Foundation; Puffin Foundation West, Ltd.