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Mishima [Soundtrack]

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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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    Director Paul Schrader's highly stylized vision of the life of Japanese author Yukio Mishima finds "its textures made more shimmering by the Philip Glass score," featuring Kronos Quartet, says The New Yorker. Glass, Schrader, and costume designer Eiko Ishioka shared a "Best Artistic Contribution" Award at the 1985 Cannes Film Festival.

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Michael Reisman, conductor
    String quartets performed by Kronos Quartet:
    David Harrington, violin
    John Sherba, violin
    Hank Dutt, viola
    Joan Jeanrenaud, cello

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced by Kunt Munkacsi
    Engineer: Dan Dryden
    Assistant: Don Christensen
    Recorded at Greene St. Studios and The Living Room, Inc, New York, NY
    Remixed at The Living Room by Dan Dryden, Kurt Munkacsi, and Michael Reisman
    Mastered by Bill Kipper, Masterdisk, New York, NY

    Album art direction: Eiko Ishioka
    Photo by Sukita

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Artist Name: 
Philip Glass
Kronos Quartet
Release Date: 
Wednesday, December 11, 1985 - 05:00
DescriptionExcerpt: 

Director Paul Schrader's highly stylized vision of the life of Japanese author Yukio Mishima finds "its textures made more shimmering by the Philip Glass score," featuring Kronos Quartet, says The New Yorker. Glass, Schrader, and costume designer Eiko Ishioka shared a "Best Artistic Contribution" Award at the 1985 Cannes Film Festival.

Description: 

Director Paul Schrader's highly stylized vision of the life of Japanese author Yukio Mishima finds "its textures made more shimmering by the Philip Glass score," featuring Kronos Quartet, says The New Yorker. Glass, Schrader, and costume designer Eiko Ishioka shared a "Best Artistic Contribution" Award at the 1985 Cannes Film Festival.

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by Kunt Munkacsi
Engineer: Dan Dryden
Assistant: Don Christensen
Recorded at Greene St. Studios and The Living Room, Inc, New York, NY
Remixed at The Living Room by Dan Dryden, Kurt Munkacsi, and Michael Reisman
Mastered by Bill Kipper, Masterdisk, New York, NY

Album art direction: Eiko Ishioka
Photo by Sukita

Cover Art: 
Nonesuch Selection Number: 

79113

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
ns_album_artistid: 
47
ns_album_id: 
137
ns_album_releasedate: 
Sunday, December 1, 1985 - 05:00
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0
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0
Album Status: 
UPC/Price: 
Label: 
CD+MP3
UPC: 
075597911329BUN
Label: 
MP3
UPC: 
603497135660
Price: 
9.00
MusicianDetails: 

MUSICIANS
Michael Reisman, conductor
String quartets performed by Kronos Quartet:
David Harrington, violin
John Sherba, violin
Hank Dutt, viola
Joan Jeanrenaud, cello

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