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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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    Composers from Eastern Europe / Central Asia offer work reflecting upon Jewish, Islamic, and Christian spiritual traditions. Guests include Dawn Upshaw, Djivan Gasparian, and the Throat Singers of Tuva. The seven tracks, says the Washington Post, “make a cohesive, contemplative whole.”

    Credits

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

    with
    Throat Singers of Tuva (1): Kaigal-ool Khovalyg, Anatoly Kuular, Kongar-ool Ondar
    Dawn Upshaw, soprano (2)
    Djivan Gasparian, duduk (5)
    Mikhail Alexandrovich, cantor (6)

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced by Judith Sherman and the Kronos Quartet
    Recorded 1992-1994 at Skywalker Sound, Marin County, CA, The American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY, and Mechanics Hall, Worcester, MA
    Engineers: Joseph Chilorio (4, 6), Bob Edwards (1, 7), Judith Sherman (2-6), Craig Silvey (3-5), Paul Zinman (2)
    Assistant Engineers: Mark Donahue (4), Chris Haynes (4, 5), Tom Luekens (1, 3), Craig Silvey (7)
    Additional mixing for 4: Ben Rizzi, engineer and David Merrill, assistant engineer
    Additional mixing for 7: Adam Abeshouse
    Recordings of male choir and by soprano for 7 provided by Giya Kanchelli
    Mastered at SoundByte, New York, NY

    Art Direction and Design: Frank Olinsky
    Cover: Matt Mahurin

    Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

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Composers from Eastern Europe / Central Asia offer work reflecting upon Jewish, Islamic, and Christian spiritual traditions. Guests include Dawn Upshaw, Djivan Gasparian, and the Throat Singers of Tuva. The seven tracks, says the Washington Post, “make a cohesive, contemplative whole.”

Description: 

Composers from Eastern Europe / Central Asia offer work reflecting upon Jewish, Islamic, and Christian spiritual traditions. Guests include Dawn Upshaw, Djivan Gasparian, and the Throat Singers of Tuva. The seven tracks, says the Washington Post, “make a cohesive, contemplative whole.”

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PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by Judith Sherman and the Kronos Quartet
Recorded 1992-1994 at Skywalker Sound, Marin County, CA, The American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY, and Mechanics Hall, Worcester, MA
Engineers: Joseph Chilorio (4, 6), Bob Edwards (1, 7), Judith Sherman (2-6), Craig Silvey (3-5), Paul Zinman (2)
Assistant Engineers: Mark Donahue (4), Chris Haynes (4, 5), Tom Luekens (1, 3), Craig Silvey (7)
Additional mixing for 4: Ben Rizzi, engineer and David Merrill, assistant engineer
Additional mixing for 7: Adam Abeshouse
Recordings of male choir and by soprano for 7 provided by Giya Kanchelli
Mastered at SoundByte, New York, NY

Art Direction and Design: Frank Olinsky
Cover: Matt Mahurin

Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

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79346

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

with
Throat Singers of Tuva (1): Kaigal-ool Khovalyg, Anatoly Kuular, Kongar-ool Ondar
Dawn Upshaw, soprano (2)
Djivan Gasparian, duduk (5)
Mikhail Alexandrovich, cantor (6)

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