Date(s) of Performance

10/15/15 - 10/18/15


The Builders Association

Directed by

Daniella Topol; Music Director/Conductor: Gregg Kallor

Created by

Lyrics: Mary Jo Salter; Music composed and orchestrated by: Fred Hersch


"Performers: Jonathan Estabrooks, Rebecca Faulkenberry, Kathryn Guthrie, Gabrielle Stravelli, Michael Winther; The Fred Hersch Ensemble: Laura Seaton: Violin; Lois Martin: Viola; Jody Redhage: Cello; Sam Sadigursky, Bruce Williamson: Woodwinds; Matt Aronoff: Bass; Ross Pederson: Drums/Percussion; Fred Hersch: Piano"


"...A lot had happened in the world to make photography even more central: the rise of online dating sites, of the tweet, the iPhone, the selfie; a ban had finally been lifted on taking photographs of soldiers’ coffins returning home from the Middle East. We were consuming photography, and photography was consuming us. Our lives were validated somehow by photographs, each one of them a “room of light.” So our song cycle concluded—although the implications of photography will never be finished."


Theatre and Performance Studies



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Additional Information

Rooms of Light : The Life of Photographs