kathryn findlen, mezzo soprano – carnegie hall performance program
art director/designer: rob story, writers: kathryn findlen, kenneth frazelle, photography: william christenberry
my friend kathryn findlen was doing a series of shows titled “songs in the rear view mirror.” the composer was kenneth frazelle, and the subject matter was based upon some very unfortunate childhood situations that mr. frazelle experienced. it’s far more complicated than that, but that’s the overarching theme of the piece. when kathryn asked me to listen to the story, it touched me deeply and inspired the visual treatment that i employed in the design. nostalgic. southern. a dreary, grey childhood littered with confused thoughts about love and abuse. melancholy is probably the best word to describe my feelings after listening to the demo. the embellishments and titles for the pieces were all hand done with ink and a calligraphy pen. the run of shows culminated in a performance at carnegie hall. it was an honor to have done a program for a performance in that famous venue.
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