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Kronos Quartet Performs Philip Glass

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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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    Among these four performances is Quartet No. 5, the first piece Glass wrote especially for Kronos. “It contains some of Mr. Glass's best music since Koyaanisqatsi,” says the New York Times. “His ear for sumptuous string sonorities is undeniable.”

    Credits

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

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced by Judith Sherman, Kurt Munkacsi, and Philip Glass
    Recorded August, 1993 at Skywalker Sound, Marin County, CA
    Engineer: Craig Silvey
    Assistant Engineer: Tom Luekens
    Edited by Judith Sherman
    Mastered at Soundbyte, New York, NY

    Design by Frank Olinsky
    Cover by Francesco Clemente

    Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

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Kronos Quartet
Philip Glass
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Release Date: 
Tuesday, February 7, 1995 (All day)
DescriptionExcerpt: 

Among these four performances is Quartet No. 5, the first piece Glass wrote especially for Kronos. “It contains some of Mr. Glass's best music since Koyaanisqatsi,” says the New York Times. “His ear for sumptuous string sonorities is undeniable.”

Description: 

Among these four performances is Quartet No. 5, the first piece Glass wrote especially for Kronos. “It contains some of Mr. Glass's best music since Koyaanisqatsi,” says the New York Times. “His ear for sumptuous string sonorities is undeniable.”

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by Judith Sherman, Kurt Munkacsi, and Philip Glass
Recorded August, 1993 at Skywalker Sound, Marin County, CA
Engineer: Craig Silvey
Assistant Engineer: Tom Luekens
Edited by Judith Sherman
Mastered at Soundbyte, New York, NY

Design by Frank Olinsky
Cover by Francesco Clemente

Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

Cover Art: 
Nonesuch Selection Number: 

79356

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
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67
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205
ns_album_releasedate: 
Wednesday, February 1, 1995 - 05:00
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Album Status: 
UPC/Price: 
Label: 
CD+MP3
UPC: 
075597935622BUN
Price: 
11.00
Label: 
MP3
UPC: 
603497094660
Price: 
10.00
MusicianDetails: 

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

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