Tempo //

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Recording location: 
Rothko Chapel
Recording date: 
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Thanks to everyone at the Rothko Chapel
Artwork design: 
Sofia van der Dys
Artwork design: 
Rutger Zuydervelt
Mixing engineer: 
Jim Denley
Recording engineer: 
Ryan Edwards
  • 1. Second Hour (50:31)
  • 2. Third Hour (46:46)
  • 3. Fourth Hour (50:57)
  • 4. Coda (21:30)

Jim Denley - wind instruments
Kim Myhr - twelve-string guitar, zither
Ingar Zach - gran cassa, percussion

MURAL: Tempo is a 3CD box set recorded live during a 4-hour performance at the Rothko Chapel in 2013. Following up on the group's Live at the Rothko Chapel from 2011, this release shows the group expanding into a much longer form. MURAL consists of Australian windplayer Jim Denley, with Norwegians Kim Myhr (guitar) and Ingar Zach (percussion). They first performed in 2007 in Madrid, and have made concerts around the world since. The trio has released two critically acclaimed records.
After two successful concerts at the Rothko Chapel and a CD-release on the Chapel's own publications, the trio visited the chapel in Houston, Texas for the third time in April 2013. Wishing to challenge traditional concert formats, they decided to play a four hour long performance in the chapel. The result was so satisfying to them that they decided to release the music as a 3CD-box set.

The music that was played in the chapel is an expansive and patient form of music, far beyond any traditional entertainment formats. In an abyss of time, MURAL's music was not only elevated to another level; one could say that in these long durations, it finally came to its own right.

Rothko's paintings from the Rothko Chapel can be seen on the front cover of the release.