- Wednesday, March 12, 2008
The schedule for the 2008 Ravinia Festival has been announced, and among the 150 events to be held during its run this summer will be performances by Punch Brothers (July 21), The Gipsy Kings (August 2), and Kronos Quartet featuring Glenn Kotche (September 3).
- Tuesday, January 8, 2008
When Kronos Quartet returns to Carnegie Hall next month, the group will give the world premiere performance of label mate Fernando Otero's El Cerezo (The Cherry Tree), which the Argentinean-born composer wrote for Kronos.
About Clint Mansell
Clint Mansell, who first gained notoriety as lead vocalist and guitarist in the British band Pop Will Eat Itself, has since gone on to become a highly regarded film composer. He broke into film scoring by composing the scores for his friend Darren Aronofsky’s films, including the soundtracks to Requiem for a Dream and The Fountain, both of which feature performances by Kronos Quartet and were released by Nonesuch Records.
A cult following of sorts has developed around Mansell’s film work, not least for the Requiem for a Dream soundtrack and, most notably, its piece Lux Aeterna, which has since been used on trailers for other films and numerous TV commercials. Mansell has scored a number of other films, including The Wrestler, Aronofsky’s follow-up to The Fountain.
November 22, 2006
Kronos Quartet collaborates with composer Clint Mansell (Requiem for a Dream) and post-rockers Mogwai on this score to Darren Aronofsky’s time-traveling sci-fi romance. The Boston Globe calls it “a great piece of mood music all on its own.”