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  • Kronos Quartet has released a video for "Beebopterismo," a track from the forthcoming recording of Terry Riley's Sun Rings. The video arrives ahead of Saturday's 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. The piece was commissioned in part by the NASA Art Program and includes plasma waves recorded from NASA spacecraft. The video, edited by Robert Edridge-Waks, features footage from Willie Williams' visual design for the staged multimedia production of the piece. Watch it here.

  • Kronos Quartet’s groundbreaking 2002 collaboration with composer Terry Riley, Sun Rings, will be available in full for the first time on August 30 via Nonesuch Records. Riley incorporates into his composition "space sounds" (plasma waves) that NASA had collected from the Voyager probes, as well as a choir that represents, in his words, "the voice of humanity in its struggle to understand the meaning of our place in this unfathomable universe." Musical America calls it "a spaceship that faces ahead into the planets but also looks back toward its starting point on Earth." Pre-order to download the track "Beebopterismo" now.

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    Morton Feldman composed this meditative 79-minute piece for Kronos and Japanese pianist Aki Takahashi. The Los Angeles Times declared it “a classic in the modern chamber repertory.” The Chicago Tribune hailed the performers' “miraculous control, dedication, and concentration.”

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Kronos Quartet:
    David Harrington, violin
    John Sherba, violin
    Hank Dutt, viola
    Joan Jeanrenaud, cello

    with
    Aki Takahashi, piano (1)

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced by Judith Sherman and Kronos Quartet
    Recorded at Skywalker Sound, Marin County, CA, November 1991
    Engineered by Bob Edwards and Judith Sherman
    Assistant Engineer: Craig Silvey

    Art Direction and Design: Frank Olinsky
    Cover Photograph: by Andrew Syred/Photo Research
    Photograph of Morton Feldman by Steven Sloman (courtesy of The Buffalo News)

    Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

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Friday, September 24, 1993 - 04:00
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Morton Feldman composed this meditative 79-minute piece for Kronos and Japanese pianist Aki Takahashi. The Los Angeles Times declared it “a classic in the modern chamber repertory.” The Chicago Tribune hailed the performers' “miraculous control, dedication, and concentration.”

Description: 

Morton Feldman composed this meditative 79-minute piece for Kronos and Japanese pianist Aki Takahashi. The Los Angeles Times declared it “a classic in the modern chamber repertory.” The Chicago Tribune hailed the performers' “miraculous control, dedication, and concentration.”

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by Judith Sherman and Kronos Quartet
Recorded at Skywalker Sound, Marin County, CA, November 1991
Engineered by Bob Edwards and Judith Sherman
Assistant Engineer: Craig Silvey

Art Direction and Design: Frank Olinsky
Cover Photograph: by Andrew Syred/Photo Research
Photograph of Morton Feldman by Steven Sloman (courtesy of The Buffalo News)

Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

Cover Art: 
Nonesuch Selection Number: 

79320

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
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209
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Wednesday, September 1, 1993 - 04:00
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CD+MP3
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MUSICIANS
Kronos Quartet:
David Harrington, violin
John Sherba, violin
Hank Dutt, viola
Joan Jeanrenaud, cello

with
Aki Takahashi, piano (1)

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