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Howl, U.S.A.

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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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    These pieces incorporate the recorded/sampled voices of politically charged figures Allen Ginsberg, J. Edgar Hoover, and I.F. Stone. The Chicago Sun-Times says Howl, U.S.A. is “adventurous and provocative and dances on the edge of a whole new form.”

    Credits

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

    with
    Ben Johnston, voice (2)
    Allen Ginsberg, voice (8-11)

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced by Judith Sherman
    Recorded August 1995, at Skywalker Sound, Nicasio, CA
    Engineer: Craig Silvey
    Assistant Engineer: Chris Haynes with Stee Limonoff (Howl)
    Allen Ginsberg’s reading of “Howl” was recorded may 1995, at Looking Glass Studios, New York, NY
    Engineer: Jamie Mariness
    Mastered by Paul Zinman, SoundByte Productions, New York, NY

    Music composed by Michael Daugherty (1); Harry Partch, arr. Ben Johnston (2); Scott Johnson (3-7); Lee Hyla, poem by Allen Ginsberg (8-11)

    Cover Photograph: American Flag, 1977, by Robert Mapplethorpe
    Art direction and design by Frank Olinsky

    Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

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These pieces incorporate the recorded/sampled voices of politically charged figures Allen Ginsberg, J. Edgar Hoover, and I.F. Stone. The Chicago Sun-Times says Howl, U.S.A. is “adventurous and provocative and dances on the edge of a whole new form.”

Description: 

These pieces incorporate the recorded/sampled voices of politically charged figures Allen Ginsberg, J. Edgar Hoover, and I.F. Stone. The Chicago Sun-Times says Howl, U.S.A. is “adventurous and provocative and dances on the edge of a whole new form.”

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by Judith Sherman
Recorded August 1995, at Skywalker Sound, Nicasio, CA
Engineer: Craig Silvey
Assistant Engineer: Chris Haynes with Stee Limonoff (Howl)
Allen Ginsberg’s reading of “Howl” was recorded may 1995, at Looking Glass Studios, New York, NY
Engineer: Jamie Mariness
Mastered by Paul Zinman, SoundByte Productions, New York, NY

Music composed by Michael Daugherty (1); Harry Partch, arr. Ben Johnston (2); Scott Johnson (3-7); Lee Hyla, poem by Allen Ginsberg (8-11)

Cover Photograph: American Flag, 1977, by Robert Mapplethorpe
Art direction and design by Frank Olinsky

Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

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Nonesuch Selection Number: 

79372

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
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MUSICIANS
Kronos Quartet:
David Harrington, violin
John Sherba, violin
Hank Dutt, viola
Joan Jeanrenaud, cello

with
Ben Johnston, voice (2)
Allen Ginsberg, voice (8-11)

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